Arancini | How to make Arancini

By Sudha Sridhar  |  14th Dec 2016  |  
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About Arancini Recipe

Deep fried risotto balls, crunchy on the outside with a molten mozzarella center, a perfect dish to warm you up this winter.

Arancini, a deliciously finger licking recipe to treat your family and friends. This recipe of Arancini by Sudha Sridhar will definitely help you in its preparation. The Arancini can be prepared within 20 minutes. The time taken for cooking Arancini is 60 minutes. With such flavoursome ingredients, the dish tastes superb! This recipe is appropriate to serve 2 people. The recipe details out how to make Arancini step by step. The detailed explanation makes Arancini so simple and easy that even beginners can try it out. The recipe for Arancini can be tweaked in a lot of ways to make it more interesting. So, the next time you have a party at home do not forget to check out the recipe of Arancini from BetterButter.


Ingredients to make Arancini

  • Italian Arborio rice - 1/2 cup
  • onion - 1 small
  • garlic - 3-4 cloves
  • mushrooms - 4-5 pieces
  • Dried Thyme - 1 tsp
  • White pepper powder - 1/2 tsp
  • olive oil - 2-3 tbsp
  • water - 1-2 cups
  • egg - 1
  • Bread - 2 end slices of a loaf
  • Parmesan cheese - 3-4 tbsp (grated)
  • Mozzarella - 50g
  • oil for frying
  • salt to taste

How to make Arancini

  1. Finely chop onions and garlic.
  2. Slice the mushrooms.
  3. Blitz the bread slices in a blender to get fresh bread crumbs.
  4. Roughly cut mozzarella into cubes and keep aside.
  5. In a wok add olive oil and saute the onions and garlic.
  6. When this mixture turns glassy add the mushrooms and continue to saute.
  7. While the vegetables are cooking, take 2 cups of water in a vessel and heat it up to a boil.
  8. After a couple of minutes when the mushrooms become soft, add the Arborio rice and saute for a couple of more minutes. If the mixture looks dry add a tbsp of olive oil.
  9. Add about three-fourths of the hot water to the rice - vegetables mixture. Stir continuously.
  10. Check if the rice is cooked. The rice should not be chalky but just done, al dente. If required add the remaining hot water too.
  11. When the rice is almost done add pepper powder, thyme and salt.
  12. Once the rice is cooked take it off the heat and sprinkle grated Parmesan cheese and mix. Risotto is now ready.
  13. Now heat oil in a wok for frying and while that is happening, beat an egg in a bowl for an egg wash.
  14. Make lime-sized balls of the risotto and put a cube of mozzarella in the center.
  15. Dip it in the egg and then roll in the fresh bread crumbs.
  16. Deep fry on a low flame.
  17. Serve hot with tomato sauce.

My Tip:

Fry the arancini balls on a low flame else the outer bread crumb covering will burn and the mozzarella inside will not melt.

Reviews for Arancini (1)

Shiva Pande2 years ago

Looks really yummy

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