These fried and breaded rice balls are made with our Mahatma ® White Rice and make for an ideal appetizer or snack.
In large saucepan set over medium heat, add 2 tbsp oil. Add onion and garlic; cook, stirring occasionally, for 3 to 5 minutes or until starting to soften.
Stir in broth, rice and taco seasoning; bring to a boil. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, for 18 to 20 minutes or until rice has absorbed most of the liquid and is very tender. Remove from heat. Let stand, covered, for 10 minutes.
Transfer to large bowl and let cool until able to handle.
In small bowl, whisk together 2 eggs. Add to rice and roll mixture into fifteen 1/4-cup balls. Insert a cube of queso fresco into center of each ball and reroll to seal and enclose cheese. Arrange on parchment paper–lined baking sheet.
To shallow bowl, add flour. In another shallow bowl, beat remaining eggs with a splash of water. To third shallow bowl, add breadcrumbs.
One at a time, dredge rice balls in flour, dip in eggs mixture and roll in breadcrumbs, pressing to adhere. Arrange back on parchment paper–lined baking sheet.
Meanwhile, in high-sided saucepan set over medium heat, add enough oil to reach 4 inches up sides of saucepan. Heat until shimmering or instant-read thermometer registers 350˚F. Working in batches, carefully drop rice balls into oil and deep-fry, turning once, for 3 to 4 minutes or until golden brown. Using slotted spoon, transfer rice balls to paper towel–lined plate to drain.
Serve rice balls with salsa roja or warm enchilada sauce.
Jazz up rice balls by adding 1 tsp Mexican dried oregano or 1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro or fresh parsley with the 2 eggs in Step 4.
If you’re a fan of Mexican cuisine and looking for a delicious snack or appetizer, look no further than Mexican rice cheese balls. These cheesy bites are bursting with flavor and are sure to be a hit at your next gathering or even as a tasty snack for yourself.
Mexican rice cheese balls are made by combining cooked rice with flavorful ingredients. The mixture is then shaped into small balls and stuffed with gooey melted cheese. They are typically coated in breadcrumbs for that crispy exterior and fried until golden brown. Have your kids help roll them into the perfect shape!
These delectable treats can be enjoyed on their own or served with your favorite dipping sauce like salsa or guacamole. They make for a perfect party appetizer, game day snack, or even as an addition to your lunchbox.
So, if you’re craving something cheesy, crunchy, and packed with Mexican flavors, give these mouthwatering Mexican rice cheese balls a try. They’re easy to make and guaranteed to satisfy your taste buds!
If you’re searching for an easy side dish to go with any mains, try our jasmine coconut rice.