Rice croquettes stringed with tuna and mozzarella

Time: 30 min

Difficulty:

Ingredients for four people

  • 300g of rice
  • 1 onion
  • 1 litre of stock
  • 40ml of olive oil
  • 200g of mozzarella
  • 1 160g packet of Rio Mare Tuna in Olive Oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 150g of tomato pulp
  • a dash of oregano
  • frying oil
  • flour
  • breadcrumbs
  • salt

Preparation

1. Slice the onion and brown it in a pan with the olive oil. Add 100g of tomato pulp and the oregano. Add the rice and let marinate. Add the stock a bit at a time and stir regularly until a reasonably dry risotto is obtained. Remove from the flame and add one whole egg. Pour the rice onto a cutting board and allow it to cool.
2. Drain a small piece of tuna, place it in a bowl. Add the chopped mozzarella and the remaining tomato pulp.
3.Put a large spoon of the cold rice into the palm of your hand and add a small piece of the tuna and mozzarella stuffing, forming a ball with the stuffing inside. Repeat the operation until all the ingredients had been used up. Beat the remaining egg adding a pinch of salt.
4. Cover the rice croquettes with flour, run them through the beaten egg and top off with breadcrumbs. Deep fry until golden brown and crispy. Serve hot. 

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