Mozzarella Stuffed Rice Clusters
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
45 mins
Mozzarella Stuffed Rice Clusters are the perfect and very tasty, Rice based Appetizer
Course: Appetizer
Servings: 6 Servings
Author: Linda Nortje
  • 1 TB Olive Oil
  • 1 Onion finely chopped
  • 2 t Fresh Garlic crushed
  • 1/2 cup Red, Yellow and Green Bell Peppers finely chopped
  • 1 t Dried Italian Herbs
  • 2 cups Rice cooked
  • 1 Egg lightly beaten
  • 6 Mozzarella Cubes (2.5cm / 1 inch)
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 200 deg C (400 deg F) – spray 6 silicone muffin cups {or muffin pan} with cooking oil
  2. Heat the Oil in a medium pan – saute the Onion, Garlic, Peppers and Italian Herbs until soft – stir in the Rice and cook another minute – remove from the heat and let cool 5 minutes
  3. Quickly stir in the beaten Egg
  4. Scoop spoonfuls of the Rice mixture into the prepared muffin cups – use the spoon to form a cup with a big enough open center for the Mozzarella – place a cube of the Mozzarella Cheese in the center and add some more of the Rice mixture to the top to seal the clusters. (lightly press down the top layer of Rice mixture)

  5. Bake 20 – 25 minutes or until firm
  6. Let cool for 10 minutes, remove carefully from the silicone cups (or muffin pan) by using a dessert spoon