Must try these healthy rice balls at home and make your kids healthy . Its very easy to make and kids and adults ‘ll enjoy this delicious recipe.
Check out the recipe :
3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 cups (15 oz) Arborio rice (the best rice to use is Carnaroli, but it may be hard to find)
4 oz white vinegar
approximately 30 oz chicken stock
For Filling :
mozzarella, cut into ½″ to ¾″ cubes
cooked peas (optional)
For Breading :
2 eggs, beaten
more tomato sauce, to serve (optional)
basil leaves, for garnish
How to Cook :
Make the risotto by adding the rice to the heated oil in a large saute pan, and stirring quickly for one or two minutes. Quickly add the white vinegar while stirring. With the heat on medium high, begin adding the chicken stock a little at a time, and continuously stirring, until all the stock has been used and the rice is cooked, yet still al dente .
Taste: adding salt if necessary. Remove from heat and set aside to cool. Add an egg to the risotto and mix well, then refrigerate for a few hours, or overnight.
To make the arancini:
Place some rice in your hand and flatten it into your cupped hand, but don’t make it too thin, or the filling will ooze out. Place a piece of mozzarella, and/or a little tomato sauce (and peas, if using) in the center of the cupped rice. Next, close the rice around the filling and shape into a ball. If you’d like to make conical shapes, flatten the bottom of the ball, and make the top more pointed.
Now, roll the shaped arancini in flour, then roll them in the beaten egg, and finally the breadcrumbs. Set aside until all of the rice has been used.
Heat some oil in a deep fryer, pot or wok until it is very hot. Add the arancini, and cook quickly, turning often so they don’t brown too much on one side. If serving immediately, fry for a few minutes, so the cheese will melt in the center. Remove from oil and place on paper towel lined plate or tray. (If you’d like to serve them at a later time, remove them quickly after just browning; then, just before serving, place them on a baking sheet and re-heat in the oven at 400ºF for 5 to 10 minutes.)
Serve plain, or place on tray with a little tomato sauce and garnish with basil. You can also serve them with a little extra sauce on the side.