1 small onion, finely chopped

1 clove of garlic, minced

2 tbsp. olive oil

salt and pepper

200 g of minced meat

200 g cooked rice

For the mozzarella:

120 g small balls of mozzarella

1 tsp dried herbs: thyme, rosemary, marjoram

2 tbsp. olive oil

For the breading:

2 egg yolks

2 tbsp. flour

5 tbsp. white breadcrumbs

Oil for frying

To serve:

Tomato sauce


1* Tips and tricks for making successful mozzarella-stuffed meatballs.

2* In a bowl, marinate the mozzarella balls in olive oil and herbs and set aside.

3* In a frying pan over low heat, sauté onion and garlic in olive oil, salt and pepper for 2 minutes.

4* In a bowl, mix the ground meat with the cooked rice, onion, garlic, salt and pepper.

5* Knead all the ingredients energetically to obtain a homogeneous preparation.

6* Make minced meat balls filled with mozzarella cheese.

7* Dip ground meatballs in flour, egg yolk and breadcrumbs.

8* Fry the mozzarella meatballs in hot oil until golden brown.

9* Drain the meatballs and pat them dry on paper towels.

10* Serve the meatballs hot with tomato sauce.

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