I could be wrong, but when I think rice balls, I think of them with rice... in the shape of balls. OK, they've got it covered. But wait, there's more. Sauce, ground meat, peas, and about the size of the 3 of these combined, are how my lady's Sicilian mother makes them.
Let's step away from that for a moment. If nothing changed in 50 years, what fun would that be?
These 3 fried little guys are all cheese and rice (mozzarella and pecorino.. good choice). It's a really lovely little food. You're not left with that greasy oily fried feeling, but certainly have that everything is amazing when fried taste. Really well executed overall. Note, this is no meal. Consider it an appetizer to be split with someone else.