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Cheesy Rice Balls Using Leftover Rice(Arancini)

Cheesy rice balls are also known as arancinis in italian cuisine. It is the most popular appetizer in italy. There are many variations of rice balls. You can make these from leftover last night rice or risotto as well. A food lover can’t deny how unique and unusual these balls taste is. These rice balls are stuffed with mozzarella and served with warm marinara sauce. It compliments tea time sank and also a perfect appetizer for date night dinner.
Servings 15 Pieces
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Refrigeration time 15 mins
Total Time 40 mins

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups Cooked Rice
  • 1 Small Onion Finely Chopped
  • 2 Tbsp Bell Pepper Finely Chopped
  • 1 Clove Garlic Minced
  • 2 Tbsp Coriander Chopped
  • ½ Tsp Salt
  • ½ Tsp Black Pepper
  • ½ Tsp Chili Flakes
  • 1 Cup Breadcrumbs
  • 1 Cup Mozzarella Cheese Shredded
  • 2 Medium Eggs
  • ½ Cup All-purpose Flour
  • Vegetable Oil For Frying

Instructions

  • Take a large bowl to add 2 cups of leftover cooked rice. You can also use freshly boiled rice.
  • Add one small size finely chopped onion,2 tbsp: finely chopped bell pepper and one clove of minced garlic in rice.
  • Add 2 tbsp. Chopped coriander.1/2 tsp. Salt.1/2 tsp. Black pepper,1/2 tsp. Chili flakes and ½ cup of bread crumbs.
  • The popular ingredient of italian cooking, yes! Mozzarella. Add a 1 cup of shredded mozzarella in a bowl.
  • Add one medium size egg for binding and mix well.
  • Wet your hands with water and make medium size fine balls. Repeat watering your hand before making every ball.
  • Plate ½ cup of all-purpose flour,1/2 cup of breadcrumbs and the remaining egg, cracked the egg in a bowl and whisked well.
  • Take a ball, cover it with flour then dip in an egg bath and coated with breadcrumbs. Perform this process with all shots.
  • Refrigerate coated balls/arancini for 15 minutes.
  • Heat the vegetable oil at medium-high heat for deep fry arancini.
  • Fry the balls until golden brown.
  • Serve these balls as an appetizer before a meal or with the evening tea, however, you prefer.

Notes

If you are hosting a dinner party with different food items, go for these yummy, crunchy and cheesy rice balls with your favorite sauce. You can either choose marina or pesto, they go incredibly perfect with both.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Cheesy Rice Balls Using Leftover Rice(Arancini)
Amount per Serving
Calories
106
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
3
g
5
%
Saturated Fat
 
1
g
6
%
Cholesterol
 
31
mg
10
%
Sodium
 
189
mg
8
%
Potassium
 
62
mg
2
%
Carbohydrates
 
15
g
5
%
Fiber
 
1
g
4
%
Sugar
 
1
g
1
%
Protein
 
5
g
10
%
Vitamin A
 
160
IU
3
%
Vitamin C
 
4
mg
5
%
Calcium
 
61
mg
6
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.