Monday, 22 August 2011

Arancini: a solution for leftover risotto

Arancini recipe

Recipe for Arancini

Assemble your ingredients:
Bowl of cold leftover risotto (mine was cooked using Vialone Nano rice, white wine, blue cheese and mushroom duxelles the night before).
Bowl of 2 beaten eggs 
Bowl of bread crumbs/Panko
Bowl of cheese cubes (I used a mixture of blue cheese and cheddar. Mozzarella is also good)

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 Take a small patty of rice 2 or 3 cms across
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 Poke a small cube of cheese into it.
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 Cover the cheese with the rice, moulding a small ball
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 Dip the ball in egg
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 Dip in bread crumbs
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 Fry the balls in vegetable oil.
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 Enjoy the hot cheesy goodness within.
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I served them with chipotle tabasco and green chili sauce.

6 comments:

  1. "hot cheesy goodness" = Amazing. I want some!

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  2. Also a great stand-by canape. Had just set off for a dinner party last year, and suddenly remembered they'd asked for canapes at the last minute. Doubled back, ransacked the fridge, found leftover risotto. Just made them when I got there. So popular. It's the deep-frying thing I'm sure.

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  3. yes also great starter....Deep frying mmmm

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  4. Yum they look amazing. What a great idea! Will definitely try these next time I have left overs.

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  5. This is very cool. I want to make risotto just so I can have some left over to make these little cheesy balls. Love your blog! I'm also a Marmite lover :)

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  6. WOW!! This is such a great idea, thankyou for the lovely tip! xx

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