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Air Fryer Crispy Kimchi Fried Rice Balls

These crispy rice balls combine two amazing ingredients: kimchi and cheese! Not only are they easy to make, they also taste delicious and give you a satisfying crunch with a cheesy surprise inside.

Tasty Team
89% would make again
Total Time

25 minutes

25 min

Prep Time

15 minutes

15 min

Cook Time

10 minutes

10 min

Air Fryer Crispy Kimchi Fried Rice Balls
Total Time

25 minutes

25 min

Prep Time

15 minutes

15 min

Cook Time

10 minutes

10 min

Ingredients

for 8 servings

  • 2 cups kimchi fried rice (400 g)
  • 1 cup grated low-moisture mozzarella cheese (100 g)
  • 8 cubes low-moisture mozzarella cheese,, 1/2 in (1.24 cm)

Preparation

  1. In a medium bowl mix together the kimchi fried rice and grated mozzarella until combined.
  2. Scoop 4 tablespoons of the fried rice mixture onto a sheet of plastic wrap and flatten with the back of a spoon. Place a cube of mozzarella in the center, then wrap tightly in the plastic wrap shape the rice into a ball, completely encasing the cheese. Repeat with the remaining ingredients; you should have 8 rice balls total.
  3. Chill the rice balls in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour, up to overnight.
  4. Preheat the air fryer to 390°F (198°C).
  5. Place 4 of the rice balls in the air fryer and cook for 10 minutes, until crispy and golden brown. Repeat with the remaining rice balls.
  6. Serve hot.
  7. Enjoy!
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Air Fryer Crispy Kimchi Fried Rice Balls