Arancini (Fried Risotto Balls)

9 02 2010

 

Arancini: A great way to use leftover risotto

 

I recently featured a primer on how to make basic risotto, a Northern Italian rice dish. It’s very versatile and is delicious as a base for braises or as a main course dish on it’s own. But what if you have some risotto left over at the end of the meal?  Not to worry  – it can be transformed into a delicious snack.

Arancini are small balls of risotto that have been rolled a crumb crust and lightly fried.  You can make them with plain or flavoured leftover risotto and I often make a simple tomato sauce to serve with them.  I like arancini so much that sometimes I deliberately prepare extra risotto just so I can make them!

You can find the recipe on Suite 101.com:  Arancini – Italian Fried Rice Balls Recipe

Bon Appétit and Enjoy!

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9 02 2010
kseverny

oh, i love these, with mozzarella

16 02 2010
michael

I love to make these with my left over risotto, especially mushroom or Milanese risotto. If it is plain risotto I serve them as a first course with an thick aioli.

The best acranini I have had was at “Delarosa SF”. They mix some risotto with dungeness crab and there dipping sauce was a garlic-caper aioli. http://delarosasf.com/

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