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One really good reason to make extra risotto on purpose? Arancini! You can use pretty much any leftover risotto for the base of this recipe, but for this one, I used my Mushroom Risotto with Peas. The little cheesy, fried rice balls are a perfect appetizer for your holiday dinner.

One really good reason to make extra risotto on purpose? Arancini! You can use pretty much any leftover risotto for the base of this recipe, but for this one, I used my Mushroom Risotto with Peas. The little cheesy, fried rice balls are a perfect appetizer for your holiday dinner.

7 ingredients

Produce
  • 2 cups Risotto with mushrooms and peas
Refrigerated
  • 2 Eggs, large
Baking & Spices
  • 1 Salt
Oils & Vinegars
  • 1 Vegetable oil
Bread & Baked Goods
  • 1 1/2 cups Italian-style bread crumbs, dried
Dairy
  • 2 oz Mozzarella
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan, grated
rice ball dipped in egg

Arancini balls make a great side dish or appetizer. They are filled w/ rice & cheese and fried until crisp. Ready in less than 30 minutes.

This Arancini recipe for Italian Rice Balls is just the ticket for the perfect appetizer. Golden crunchy on the outside and gooey and cheesy on the inside.

6 · 65 minutes · This Arancini (Italian Rice Balls) recipe is pure appetizer perfection. Lightly fried to golden perfection. We love filling them with good-quality prosciutto and mozzarella. Small peas and meat sauce are a popular filling, too. These are perfect by themselves, but they are great with marinara for dipping, too. Pure deliciousness! Be sure to read the NOTE below!

13 ingredients

Meat
  • 3 oz Prosciutto
Produce
  • 1/4 cup Shallots
Refrigerated
  • 4 Eggs
Canned Goods
  • 3 cups Chicken stock
Pasta & Grains
  • 1 cup Arborio rice
Baking & Spices
  • 1 cup All-purpose flour
  • 1 Kosher salt
Oils & Vinegars
  • 1 Canola or vegetable oil
Bread & Baked Goods
  • 2 cups Bread crumbs
Dairy
  • 1 tbsp Butter, unsalted
  • 3 oz Mozzarella
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
Beer, Wine & Liquor
  • 1/4 cup White wine, dry
Arancini are crisp on the outside with a creamy, cheesy center. Learn how to make classic Italian Arancini rice balls that are loved by all ages! #arancini #Italian #riceballs #arancinirecipe #rice #natashaskitchen

Arancini are crisp on the outside with a creamy, cheesy center. Learn how to make classic Italian Arancini rice balls that are loved by all ages!

Classic Italian Arancini Rice Balls in bite size form! Make risotto in the oven to make these with ease, or use leftover risotto. Shallow fried OR baked!

48 · A classic Italian dish, I've made these bite size to be finger food but they are typically made larger to serve as a meal or appetiser! This makes 25 mini Arancini balls about the size of a golf ball. :) Great for making ahead - they keep in the fridge for 3 days, then just reheat at 350F/180C for 10 minutes!

17 ingredients

Produce
  • 2 Garlic cloves
  • 1 Onion, small brown yellow white
  • 2 1/2 tbsp Parsley, fresh
Refrigerated
  • 3 Egg
Canned Goods
  • 3 1/2 cups Chicken broth/stock
Pasta & Grains
  • 1 1/2 cups Risotto rice
Baking & Spices
  • 1 Black pepper
  • 1 Pepper
  • 1/2 cup Plain flour
  • 1 tsp Salt
Oils & Vinegars
  • 1 Cooking oil
Bread & Baked Goods
  • 2 cups Panko breadcrumbs
Dairy
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 1 cup Cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 3/4 cup Mozzarella cheese, grated
Beer, Wine & Liquor
  • 1/2 cup White wine
Italian Rice Balls aka Arancini are golden, fried balls filled with meat sauce and cheese. A popular street food or snack, these are one of the most loved Italian foods in the world! #riceballs #italianrecipe #arancini

Make these cheesy Italian Rice Balls and bring Italy to your table. Plump, tasty and filled with sauce and cheese these will make you swoon.

Arancini, Italian Rice Balls ares fairly easy to make and always a crowd pleasing treat. These rice balls have creamy centres filled with prosciutto and mozzarella and are deliciously crispy on the outside.

Arancini, Italian Rice Balls ares fairly easy to make and always a crowd pleasing treat. These rice balls have creamy centres filled with prosciutto and mozzarella and are deliciously crispy on the outside.

Arancini (Rice Balls) with Marinara Sauce with White Rice, Parmesan, Eggs, Fresh Mozzarella, Breadcrumbs, Oil, Marinara Sauce.

2 · It was easy to make and turned out very tasty! Great recipe, will make it again.

7 ingredients

Refrigerated
  • 3 Eggs
Condiments
  • 1 cup Marinara sauce, store-bought or homemade
Pasta & Grains
  • 2 White rice cupscooked
Oils & Vinegars
  • 1 Oil
Bread & Baked Goods
  • 1 Breadcrumbs cupitalian-style
Dairy
  • 8 cubes Mozzarella, fresh
  • 1/2 Parmesan cupgrated
Arancini, Italian Rice Balls ares fairly easy to make and always a crowd pleasing treat. These rice balls have creamy centres filled with prosciutto and mozzarella and are deliciously crispy on the outside.

Arancini, Italian Rice Balls stuffed with mozzarella and prosciutto, rolled in breadcrumbs then deep fried to a golden brown perfection.

Arancini di Riso: Sicilian Rice Balls - Christina's Cucina

Arancini are delicious, crispy, deep fried Sicilian balls of rice with a meat or tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese filling.