Arrancini Italian Deep Fried Risotto Ball Recipe


Arrancini is a popular Italian appetitizer that is made up of Italian risotto and cheese! It is a favorite canape to serve and is extremely popular party dish! If you are making a big batch to serve for a party, you can make the balls 3 days in advance!
Prep Time 1 hr
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Italian
Servings 12 pieces
Calories 254 kcal


  • Deep Fryer
  • Tray
  • Pot
  • Frying Pan


Risotto Rice

  • 1 tbsp Butter
  • 1 clove Garlic minced
  • 1 each Onion finely diced
  • 1 cup Arborio Rice
  • 3 cups Chicken Stock or 3 cups of water, and 2 stock cubes
  • 1 tbsp Dried Oregano
  • 1 tbsp Dried Marjoram
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan Arrancini Italian Deep Fried Risotto Ball Recipe
  • 1 pinch Salt & Pepper to taste

Rice Mix

  • 2 strips Bacon Ham small diced
  • 1 cup Mozzarella

Fry Mix

  • 1/2 cup Flour
  • 1 Egg beaten
  • 1 cup Breadcrumbs or Panko
  • Oil to Fry


  • 200 ml Mayonnaise
  • 2 cloves Garlic Minced
  • 1 pinch Salt & Pepper to taste



  • Bring your chicken stock to the boil.
  • In a large pot, saute butter, garlic and onion on a medium heat until soft. Add rice and cook for a few minutes or until the grains start to turn translucent. Add your dried herbs into the mix.
  • Add in chicken stock into rice mix, 0.5 cup at a time and keep stirring it until it cooks to al dente. Season with salt, pepper and parmesan.
  • Spread it out on a baking sheet and let it cool down in the fridge.


  • Mix the risotto mix with peas and ham to even consistency.
  • Divide the mix into 12 balls, then thumb through a small ball of mozzarella.
  • Re-form the ball and lightly dust with flour, coat with egg, then crumbed with breadcrumbs.
  • Deep fry the arrancini until golden brown and set aside to cool.


  • Mix the mayo with minced Garlic, Salt and Pepper to taste.


  • The rice ball should be cool down completely or slightly cold when using 
  • You can pre made the rice ball days in advance and store them properly in the fridge 
Keyword cheese, deep fried, rice dish
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