Arancini

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13Ingredients
45Minutes
1050Calories

Ingredients

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  • 1 pound arborio rice (this is the type of rice used to make risotto)
  • 4 ounces fresh mozzarella (grated)
  • 4 ounces ham (chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon butter (chopped)
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese (grated)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups breadcrumbs
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 2 cups marinara sauce (your favorite)
  • olive oil (a little)
  • vegetable oil (for frying)
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    Directions

    1. Cook the rice in salted water until soft. Drain it well, add the grated cheese, some freshly ground black pepper and mix well. Let it cool.
    2. Prepare the breadcrumbs in a plate or a serving tray, put the eggs in a bowl and beat them a little, the flour in another serving plate, then your filling of choice in another plate (for this recipe I chose to fill the balls with a ham and butter mixture), take a spoonful of the cooled rice and spread it in your hand, add your filling in the middle and with your other hand try closing the rice over the filling, put the rice ball aside and make all the balls you can with this recipe, in my case I don't like making them too large, (mine are a lemon size) so I get between 12 and 15 balls from this recipe. When you finish all the rice, then roll the balls, one by one in the flour, then in the egg and then in the breadcrumbs. Fry in hot oil (I prefer that the oil level is up the at least the half of the balls so that way I only have to turned them once in order to get a perfect color all around) until golden brown and place then place in absorbent paper to remove any excess oil.
    3. Warm up the sauce, when ready spoon over the serving plates and then place 3 to 4 balls per plate, serve right away.
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    NutritionView More

    1050Calories
    Sodium71% DV1700mg
    Fat49% DV32g
    Protein67% DV34g
    Carbs52% DV156g
    Fiber40% DV10g
    Calories1050Calories from Fat290
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Fat32g49%
    Saturated Fat11g55%
    Trans Fat0g
    Cholesterol160mg53%
    Sodium1700mg71%
    Potassium740mg21%
    Protein34g67%
    Calories from Fat290
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Carbohydrate156g52%
    Dietary Fiber10g40%
    Sugars14g28%
    Vitamin A30%
    Vitamin C8%
    Calcium35%
    Iron60%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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