Cheesy Rice Balls

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Yield: 6 Balls

Cheesy Rice Balls

Soothe the after-school appetite with these scrumptious cheesy bites as seen in the publication, Walmart Live Better. These bite-sized balls are perfect for any little hands that want to help in the kitchen – plus the cheesy centre offers a fun surprise. Such a tasty treat for the kids will also be a guilty pleasure for mom and dad.


  • 2 tbsp Great Value extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup plain bread crumbs
  • 2 cups cooked and cooled arborio or regular long-grain white rice
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup finely grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 6 small Your Fresh Market mozzarella cubed, each 3/4-inch


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Line a baking sheet with foil and drizzle with oil. Spread bread crumbs on a plate and set aside.
  2. Stir rice with egg, parmesan and salt in a medium bowl. Gather 1/3 cup of rice mixture and form into a ball using wet hands. Tuck a mozzarella cube into the centre, then reshape into a ball.
  3. Roll each ball through bread crumbs, just enough to lightly coat. Place on foil-lined baking sheet and roll in oil to coat. Repeat with remaining rice, bread crumbs and oil. There will be 6 balls. Bake in centre of oven until golden, about 25 minutes, turning halfway through.


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