Try these irresistible cheesy, smoky bacon and white rice croquettes on National Bacon Day! Serve with store-bought marinara or Alfredo sauce for dipping.
Prepare rice according to package directions. Let cool completely.
Mix together rice, bacon, 3/4 cup bread crumbs, mozzarella, Parmesan and eggs until well combined.
Using wet hands, scoop 1/4-cupfuls of rice mixture into balls. Roll in bread crumbs until coated. Transfer to parchment paper–lined tray.
Meanwhile, heat large saucepan filled with enough oil to come 3 inches up side over medium heat until deep-fry thermometer reads 350˚F.
Working in batches, carefully drop rice balls into hot oil; fry for 2 to 3 minutes or until golden brown. Using slotted spoon, transfer rice balls to paper towel–lined tray. Let cool slightly.
Serve with store-bought marinara or Alfredo sauce for dipping.