Ho fatto gli arancini!

I finally decided to try my hand at making arancini, an Italian delicacy involving risotto, tomato sauce, and mozzarella cheese... deep-fried in ball form. It was pretty easy, and they turned out well.

Recipe: 1 cup arborio rice, 2.5 cups broth, 1/2 cup white wine, 1/2 c diced onion, 1 clove garlic, 1/4 c pasta sauce, parmesan cheese, cubed mozzarella, 1 egg (beaten), flour, breadcrumbs. Saute onion and garlic in olive oil. Add rice. Add wine until cooked. Add broth in 1/2 cup increments until absorbed. Once the rice is done, mix with pasta sauce and season with parmesan and basil. When cool, form into balls, putting a chunk of mozzarella in the middle. Roll in flour, dip in egg, dredge in breadcrumbs. Deep-fry for like 10 minutes at 350 degrees (until golden brown and the cheese in the middle is melted).

The arancini were super tasty and look very much like they're supposed to look. I honestly don't understand why these haven't caught on in the U.S. Seems that deep fried balls with melty cheese are just what the American people love to eat. At any rate, I was pretty proud of myself, considering it was my first time making them. Maybe my former roommate Marco will send me a tiramisu recipe soon so that I can work on my Italian cooking skillz.


Mmmmm... I haven't had those in forever. I think I might make some now.
Lara said…
If Marco does give you the tiramisu recipe would you post it? I loooove tiramisu. I think that I will have to try and make these arancini balls since when I went to go get them the little food store thea was closed :(
M@RcO said…
kristina, I was going to cry looking at your arancini (but actually they are called supplì in rome ;) ). Can you believe this? Here in France they don't have supplì and...I was not thinking about it till I found this pic in your blog!! I am so hungry about supplììììììììììì, I want them right now!! :(:(:( they look so tasty! hu hu it's better for me to go out and I don't know! smoking a cigarette??...