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Arancini rice balls with cheese
Ever tried arancini before? These little rice balls are made with risotto bianco, filled with mozzarella cheese and then fried in vegetables oil. Some make them with leftover risotto but some (us as well) make risotto bianco only to prepare these little treats. You can prepare basic risotto bianco or add some herbs and spices to make it more special. Plus you can always switch the mozzarella cheese with any other cheese, ham, prosciutto, mushrooms or other filling you like. These are great served with light salad or as a starter. They are easy to make + the combination of creamy risotto bianco, melting cheese and crispy breadcrumb coating is just incredible - so good. We definitely recommend making this Italian treat - it's beyond delicious.

Lets get cooking!

ONLY A FEW MOMENTS SPENT IN THE KITCHEN AND YOU WILL HAVE THIS FANTASTIC DISH IN FRONT OF YOU.
  • makes
    10
    risotto balls
  • preparation:
    30
    minutes

METHOD

  • cook the risotto

    Cook the risotto bianco according to the instructions (click on the ingredient: risotto bianco on the left). Let it cool completely, then add the egg and fine dried breadcrumbs. Stir well and season with salt and pepper.

  • breadcrumb coating

    For the breadcrumb coating place the flour, egg and breadcrumbs in three separate bowls. Add the sweet paprika and cayenne pepper to the breadcrumbs, stir well and set aside.

  • arancini

    Prepare the arancini: scoop a portion of the risotto mixture into your hand. Add around 10g of mozzarella to the center, add the risotto, seal completely forming a ball. Repeat with the remaining risotto mixture. Dip each arancini ball in flour, then egg and finally breadcrumbs mixture. Make sure the ball is completely coated.

  • deep fry the arancini

    Place a heavy-bottomed saucepan over high heat. Add the vegetable oil. When the oil reached 165°C - 170°C / 330 °F - 340 °F carefully add the arancini and deep-fry for about 5 - 6 minutes or until golden brown.

  • serve

    Serve the arancini with tomato sauce, fresh salad or as a starter. Enjoy.

Arancini rice balls with cheese

Arancini rice balls with cheese

 

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