Turn your leftovers into life changers with these golden, cheesy risotto balls, also known as arancini. Molten and gooey on the inside, and crispy on the outside, this leftover hack is the perfect snack.
If you find yourself with left over risotto, then we have the solution for you! Whether you have made our Vegan Mushroom Risotto or given another recipe a try, this arancini ball recipe is a winner.
Requiring only 5 ingredients and 35 minutes, these vegan adaptable risotto balls are quick and easy to make without compromising on taste. You can adapt this recipe to make it vegan by using vegan risotto leftovers and vegan cheese and egg alternatives. If you don’t follow a vegan diet, then feel free to follow the recipe as is.
These crispy delights are inspired by arancini, a popular street food snack in Sicily, and suppli their Roman counterparts. The origins of these recipes can be traced back to the 10th century when cooked rice was mixed with various fillings and fried. The result was a portable, handheld meal, perfect for hunting and travelling. Traditional fillings often include ragu, cheeses, peas or ham but as the global pantry expands local vendors are getting ever more creative with their fillings and flavours.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Can I make this with dairy?
You can indeed! As per the recipe notes, simply substitute in dairy-based ingredients where the plant-based ingredients are called for.