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Mexican Rice Morsels

2 c Cooked brown or white long grained rice
1/2 c All-purpose flour
1/2 ts Salt
1/4 ts Pepper
2 Eggs; beaten
2 oz Monterey Jack
2 Jalapenos; seeded & chopped
3/4 c Tortilla chips; crushed - about 3 cups before crushing
Vegetable oil; for frying

Mix rice, flour, salt, pepper and eggs. Cut cheese into 24 small cubes. With wet hands, shape about 1 tbsp of the rice mixture around each cheese cube. Roll the rice balls in the crushed tortilla chips. Heat 3" of oil in a deep fryer to 375. Fry rice balls in small batches about 3 min or until golden brown. Remove with a slotted spoon. Drain on paper towels; keep warm until all the balls are finished. serve with salsa, guacamole and sour cream.