Arancini balls are deep fried, stuffed rice balls which is coated with all-purpose flour, whisked egg and finally with bread crumbs. It is a street food originated from Italy.
These Arancini balls can be prepared in two ways- either by cooking rice that time along with onions or the left over rice from the previous day can be used.
In today’s recipe, I have used the leftover jasmine rice from previous day. I prepared it to make fried rice. As it was more, I had to store some rice in refrigerator. You can choose any variety of rice you would prefer.
Before rolling the rice balls, wet both the hands with water to roll it. Make balls of your desired size. I have used paneer to stuff inside the rice balls. It is normally stuffed with ham, mozzarella cheese.
I had to add some information here. These balls are extremely delicious with melting cheese from inside. There are many variations in making it. You can always experiment it with your own favorite ingredients.
These delicious, crispy, deep fried Arancini balls can be used as a snack and it tastes good with any sauce❤
1 cup= 200 ml.
Cooked rice- 1 and a half cup
Carrot- 1/4th cup ( finely chopped to small pieces)
Green Peas- 1/4th cup
Onion- 1 medium sized ( finely chopped)
Paneer- 10 to 11, small cubes
Parmesan cheese- 1/4th cup (powdered or grated)
Garlic- 1 tsp ( finely chopped)
Pepper powder- 1/4th tsp
Paprika- 1/2 tsp ( optional)
Mixed Italian herbs- 1 tsp
Salt- as needed.
All-purpose flour- 3 tbsp
Bread crumbs- 1/4th cup or as needed.
Whisk one egg in a bowl.
You can select your own stuffing.
Instead of paneer cubes, mozzarella cubes can be used.
Go through all the instructions and explanations carefully.