Arancini: These Fried Cheesy Balls Will Become Your New Favorite App

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Arancini are a traditional Italian dish that has been around for centuries. The name “arancini” means “little oranges,” because the shape of the dish resembles a small orange. Arancini originated in Sicily in the Middle Ages and were served as a way to make use of leftover risotto. Over time, the dish has evolved and become a popular Italian cuisine. Today, the dish is found all over Italy in a variety of shapes, sizes and flavors.

Making Arancini at Home

Making Arancini at home is a great way to enjoy a classic Italian dish. This recipe is for a classic Arancini with a cheesy filling.

Ingredients Needed:

  • 500g Risotto
  • 100g Mozzarella
  • 100g Parmesan
  • 1 Egg
  • Flour
  • Breadcrumbs
  • 2L Vegetable Oil

Kitchen Equipment Needed:

  • Frying Pan
  • Saucepan
  • Small Bowl
  • Rolling Pin
  • Baking Tray

Cook Time:

  • 10 minutes to prepare the ingredients
  • 10 minutes to roll the Arancini
  • 10 minutes to fry the Arancini


  1. Prepare the ingredients by shredding the mozzarella and parmesan, and beating the egg in a small bowl.
  2. Heat the vegetable oil in a frying pan.
  3. Place the risotto in a saucepan and heat until it is warm.
  4. Mix the egg, cheese, and risotto together in a bowl.
  5. Place a ball of the mixture in the palm of your hand, and then flatten it into a disc shape. Fill the centre of the disc with a spoonful of the cheese and risotto mixture.
  6. Roll the Arancini ball in the flour and then in the beaten egg. Finally, roll the Arancini in the breadcrumbs.
  7. Place the Arancini in the hot oil and fry for 10 minutes, or until golden brown.
  8. Place the Arancini on a baking tray lined with kitchen paper to absorb any excess oil.


  • Fresh parsley
  • Grated Parmesan
  • Aioli

Additional Spices:

For an added kick of flavor, try adding some crushed red pepper flakes to the risotto before forming the Arancini. This will give the dish a nice spicy kick.

Looking for a great Italian entree to pair with your Arancini. Look no further than this easy spaghetti and meatballs dish.

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