fresh fried rice ball
April 18, 2020

3 Cheese Rice Balls

By Ange's Table

Rice balls.  Lets say it again, rice balls.  It took me a long time to learn how to make these.  And I really don’t know why.  They are so easy, and given me another use for our left over rice.

When i say it took me a long time, I mean like until a few weeks ago.  My ex-sister in law put a photo on social media of the rice balls she was making.  So I asked her what to do.  And here we have my variation of Rice balls.  You are so welcome.

I do give you a dairy free alternative in the recipe below, but if you do eat cheese on occasion, let this be one of them.  There is just something so satisfying about gooey stringy cheese in a fried product.  

I think we all  deserve a little treat during our time of social distancing.  To reward ourselves for a job well done.  You go have some cake, I’m gonna eat cheese.

rice ball with dry spices in bowl
Left over rice with the dry spices
mixed egg for rice ball
Mix your eggs well before adding to rice
fresh grated cheeses for rice balls
Always use fresh grated cheese
mixed well rice balls before cheese
Mix well. Once it holds together, you can add your nutritional yeast or cheese
rice ball before coating
Form into packed balls
rice ball rolled in breadcrumbs
Roll in rice crumbs
rice ball after coating
Waiting to be fried
frying rice ball
Fry baby fry
fresh fried rice ball
Golden brown and delicious
inside cheese rice ball
These little babies are so good!

3 Cheese Rice Balls

  • 5 cups leftover rice
  • 2 large eggs, mixed well
  • 3/4 tsp Seasoned Salt Mix
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup rice crumbs, plus 1/4c more for rolling rice balls before frying
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast


  • 1/4 cup Granna Padano cheese, grated
  • 1 cup Jarlsberg Swiss cheese, grated
  • 3/4 cup sharp Provolone cheese, grated

Mix rice with eggs, salt, parsley, garlic and 1/4 cup rice crumbs.  Once you can form together, add in cheese, OR nutritional yeast for dairy free.

Mix well, form into packed balls about the size of a golf ball.

Fry in oil 6-8 minutes until all sides are brown and the rice ball is heated through.

How will you make these rice balls?  I normally try to limit my dairy intake, but I will make an exception for these delicious rice balls.  

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