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Rice Balls Argentine

Rice Balls Recipe - Bombas de Arroz Argentinos

A delicious Argentine style Rice Ball that is perfect for holidays or for a vegetarian meal
Course Dinner
Cuisine Argentine
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 6
Author Jami Bova-Whitehead


  • 5 cups cold medium grain or arborio rice
  • 1 cup Pecorino Romano Cheese or Parmesan
  • 12 cubes of fresh mozzarella cheese
  • 4 eggs and 1 egg yolk
  • 1/4 cup Oregano
  • 1/2 onion diced and 2 cloves garlic minced and sauteed until translucent in olive oil
  • 2 Cups lightly salted breadcrumbs


  1. Place rice in a bowl and add 1 egg yolk , Parmesan Cheese, oregano and onion and garlic mixture.
  2. Mix well
  3. In a separate bowl place 4 eggs and beat in a low disk place breadcrumbs seasoned with a bit of salt and pepper.
  4. On the stove heat 4 cups of olive oil, be sure it is deep enough to completely cover your Rice ball when cooking.
  5. Take a palm full of the rice mixture and roll into a ball
  6. Make a well deep enough to place a cube of the Mozzarella cheese , close and reform an oval shape with your hands.
  7. Dip the ball into the egg wash and then coat in breadcrumbs .
  8. Cook in hot oil for 5-7 minutes until the outside is golden
  9. Remove to a plate covered in paper towels to drain.
  10. Repeat