Arancini Recipe

Arancini Recipe
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Arancini are Italian rice balls with a succulent cheesy center. Learn how to make/prepare Arancini by following this easy recipe.
Arancini Recipe
Preparation Time 10 Minutes
Cooking Time 40 Minutes
Difficulty Average
Recipe Type Veg.
  • 200 g Arborio Rice
  • ½ liter Water
  • 250 ml Tomato Juice
  • 1 tbsp Butter
  • 1 tsp chopped Garlic
  • 2-3 Saffron Strands
  • 150 ml White Wine
  • 50 g grated Parmesan
  • 125 g fresh Mozzarella (cut into 1 cm cubes)
  • 1 cup dried Breadcrumbs
  • Salt (to taste)
  • Vegetable Oil (for frying)
How to make Arancini:
  • Heat butter in a large pan and fry rice with garlic for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add white wine, saffron, and half of the water. Stir and simmer on low heat until the liquid is completely absorbed.
  • Add remaining water, tomato juice, and salt. Stir until the liquid is absorbed in.
  • Mix in Parmesan cheese and transfer to a bowl. Leave until slightly warm.
  • Smash the mixture slightly and shape into 4 balls.
  • Make a hole into each ball and fill with mozzarella cubes.
  • Seal the balls around the cheese and roll into breadcrumbs.
  • Heat oil in a frying pan and fry the balls, until golden brown from all sides.
  • Remove from the pan and place on an absorbing sheet.
  • Serve hot.