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Traditional Italian Arancini Balls recipe

Traditional Italian Arancini Balls Recipe

These delicious deep-fried risotto balls filled with a delightful mix of mozzarella, peas and tomato sauce is an Italian classic perfect for your dinner party.





  • Step 1.

    Prepare the risotto rice according to packet instructions, set aside to cool
  • Step 2.

    In a pan, sauté onions and garlic until translucent
  • Step 3.

    Add the tomato sauce and simmer for 10 minutes
  • Step 4.

    Combine the cooled risotto, sautéed onions, garlic, tomato sauce, peas and mozzarella
  • Step 5.

    Shape the mixture into balls, about the size of a golf ball
  • Step 6.

    Set up a breading station: one bowl with flour, one with beaten eggs, and another with breadcrumbs
  • Step 7.

    Roll each ball in the flour, dip in the egg, and then coat in breadcrumbs
  • Step 8.

    Deep fry the balls until golden brown
  • Step 9.

    Set on a paper towel to drain excess oil
  • Step 10.

    Serve hot and enjoy


  1. 200 gRisotto rice

  2. 1 Onion

  3. 2 Garlic cloves

  4. 200 mlTomato sauce

  5. 100 gFrozen peas

  6. 150 gMozzarella

  7. 100 gPlain flour

  8. 2 Eggs

  9. 150 gBreadcrumbs

  10. 1 lVegetable oil

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