Fried Risotto Balls

  • Difficulty: Medium
  • 30 minutes
  • 4 servings

Inspired by a Sicilian favorite, the arancini, these crispy balls are an excellent way to enjoy risotto. And quite different, also. You can use leftover risotto also and short the amount of cooking time, or make the risotto on spot and spend about 30 minutes in the kitchen.

Ingredients Needed for Fried Risotto Balls

1 teaspoon vegetable oil
1 onion, chopped
5 ounces of risotto rice
½ cup white wine
½ cup vegetable stock
salt
pepper
1 cup parmesan, shredded
flour (for coating)
vegetable oil for frying

How to Cook Fried Risotto Balls

  1. Heat the vegetable oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and risotto rice.
  2. Pour the wine and the vegetable stock. Season with salt, pepper, and cook until the liquid is absorbed by the rice.
  3. Add the parmesan and give it a good stir. Turn off the heat.
  4. Shape the parmesan into small balls, around 1-2 inches (2.5cm – 5cm) in diameter. Coat the balls with flour.
  5. Heat the vegetable oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the balls and cook them until golden and crispy.
  6. You can serve them with some shredded parmesan on top!

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