Pan Fried Rice Balls Filled With Cheese Recipe

Karthika Gopalakrishnan
Pan Fried Rice Balls Filled With Cheese Recipe
1774 ratings.

Pan-fried Rice Balls are the classic recipe of Italy which is commonly known as Arancini. These rice balls are such a fresh treat stuffed with gooey cheese. The rice balls are usually prepared with grain rice and coated with bread crumbs on the outer side with cheese inside. Peas and corn can be added to the stuffing. These cheesy rice balls are such a pleasure to eat and it’s going to be on your menu for evening snack as kids love the cheesy rice balls.

Pan Fried Rice Balls Filled With Cheese can be served with  Marinara sauce or ranch.

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Cuisine: Continental
Course: Appetizer
Diet: Vegetarian
Prep in

20 M

Cooks in

45 M

Total in

65 M


4 Servings


  • 2 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 tablespoon Butter (Unsalted)
  • 1 Onion , finely chopped
  • 2 cups Jasmine Rice
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 cup Sweet corn
  • 1/4 cup Parsley leaves , finely chopped
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese , grated
  • 1 cup Mozzarella cheese , cut into small cubes
  • 1 cup All Purpose Flour (Maida)
  • 3 Whole Eggs , beaten with a fork
  • 1 cup Whole Wheat Bread crumbs
  • Oil , for deep frying

How to make Pan Fried Rice Balls Filled With Cheese Recipe

  1. To begin with the Pan Fried Rice Balls Filled With Cheese Recipe, first in a heavy bottomed pot, heat oil over medium heat and add some butter.

  2. As the butter melts, add diced onion and saute until soft for about 4-5 minutes

  3. Add rice and give a stir to coat with oil.

  4. Now add 5 cups of water to the rice and 1 teaspoon of salt. Cover and cook until water has been completely absorbed by the rice.

  5. Stir in the corn and cook covered for another 5 minutes and check if the rice has cooked and absorbed all the water.

  6. Allow it to cool. Once cooled, combine parsley and parmesan cheese to the mixture.

  7. Make rice balls using hand and stuff each ball with a small cube of mozzarella cheese in the centre. The cheese cube should be totally covered with the rice mixture.

  8. Arrange flour in a bowl, 3 beaten eggs in another and breadcrumbs in the third ball

  9. Coat the rice balls with all purpose flour. Shake off the excess flour. Dip the balls in the beaten egg. Finally, roll balls in breadcrumbs until it is evenly coated with it. Repeat for the remaining balls.

  10. Heat some oil in skillet over medium flame. Once hot add the coated rice balls in batches and cook until they turn golden brown.

  11. Your Pan Fried Rice Balls Filled With Cheese Recipe is ready to be served.

  12. Serve the Pan Fried Rice Balls Filled With Cheese Recipe with classic Marinara sauce or ranch for evening snack.