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Arancini Balls Rich and Creamy



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  • 1 litre chicken stock
  • 1 tablespoon Gelatin powder
  • 1 onion brown, quartered
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 bunch parsley
  • 10 gram oil
  • 400 grams Sushi Rice
  • 10 gram Sushi Rice Seasoning
  • 280 gram white wine


  • 1 package panko breadcrumbs
  • 100 grams plain flour
  • 120 grams water


  • 80 grams Mozarella Cheese
  • 50 grams blue cheese

Bechamel Sauce

  • 30 grams unsalted butter
  • 100 grams plain flour, Plus additional flour as required
  • 140 grams full cream milk
  • 2 eggs

Recipe's preparation

    Preparing the Risotto
  1. Add gelatin powder to your chicken stock and allow to dissolve.

    Whist this is dissolving, add Onion, Garlic, Parsley and Chop Spd 6 (3 secs), scrape down, and chop Spd 6 (1 sec)

    Add your oil and saute for 2mins at 100 degrees

    Insert your Butterfly, add the Sushi Rice and Counter-clockwise operation Gentle stir setting for 3mins at 100 degrees

    Add the White Wine and Sushi Seasoning and Counter-clockwise operationGentle stir setting for 3mins at 100 degrees

    Add 600 grams Chicken Stock/Gelatin mix, and No counter-clockwise operation Spd1 for 10mins at 100 degrees

    Add 150 grams of the Chicken Stock/Gelatin mix, and No counter-clockwise operation Spd1 for 6mins at 100 degrees

    When all cooked, place into a mixing bowl and set aside
  2. Making the bechamel sauce
  3. Melt butter for 2 min/100 degrees/Spd 1/MC.
    Add flour and cook for 1 min/100 degrees/spd 1/MC.
    Add milk salt and pepper, scrap down sides of bowl and mix for 2 sec/spd 5/MC to combine.
    Cook for 8 min/100 degrees/spd 2/MC.
    I struggle with fixed ingredients to get a good sauce so add flour or milk until you get a thick and creamy sauce.

    Check that all flour is combined by scraping sides of bowl again with spatula, then briefly mix again for 2 sec/spd 5/MC
    Add eggs and whisk 2sec/spd 4

  4. Complete the creamy risotto
  5. Add the bechamel to the risotto and stir in thoroughly (i just did this by hand in the mixing bowl i'd left the risotto in)

    Line 2 trays with baking paper and spread the risotto across them in thin layers.

    Refrigerate the risotto for at least an hour until throroughly chilled and thickened
  6. Creating your balls
  7. Finely mill Panko Bread crumbs 5 sec/spd7, place into a shallow tray

    Create a flour slurry by whisking 160g water with 100g flour 20 sec/spd3, place into a bowl

    Cube your mozarella and blue cheese into little squares and place on a plate

    Take a small round of your risotto mixture, flatten it out (in your hand or on a piece of baking paper) and place some mozarella and blue cheese into it

    Ball the risotto around the cheese sealing it in

    Roll it in your bowl of flour slurry, then roll in your breadcrumbs and repeat. You can vary the size from golf balls, to tennis balls depending upon what you want.

    Use up all your risotto mix and set your balls aside to prepare to deep fry them
  8. Deep frying arancini
  9. Heat oil in a deep fryer or pan and deep fry your arancini, removing with a slotted spoon once they are golden

    Serve with a few leaves of salad as an entree. The arancini should be crunchy on the outside and moist and goey inside!

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The bechamel sauce helps keep the risotto from drying out and keeps it moist.

You can vary the texture of the breadcrumbs as you like.

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  • heidi_hi...

    Submitted by Kristaples on 30. July 2017 - 04:10.

    Thanks Heidi, I typo'd the bechemel sauce flour amount! Trying to work out how to edit it now...
    Update, I've edited, saved and Published it 3 times with the new ingredients but it keeps showing up with the original error! Hopefully the administrators can help.

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  • Although a LOT of work, these were nice........

    Submitted by heidi_hi on 15. July 2017 - 21:22.

    Although a LOT of work, these were nice..... however...... the recipe for the Bechamel sauce is wrong - it states to use half a kilo of flour and silly me, I didn't read the recipe properly before preparing. I had to throw the mix out as it was a disaster. I tried again (thinking it was a typo) with 50gm flour, 30gm butter and 70gm flour but it still didn't work - I needed to add at least another 70gm milk and blend to make it come together.

    I also found the rice mix to be really wet once I added the bechamel - it made the arancini really hard to work with when it came time to form the balls as it was so sloppy. That said, the bechamel made the balls very creamy and tasty and tempered the flavour of the (not quite cooked) onion.

    I also didn't use the slurry, but coated in flour/egg/breadcrumbs which resulted in a lovely crispy crust once cooked. I also stirred through some grated parmesan to the cooked rice as I found it needed some more salt and something to bind it.

    I'd make these again as they are a lovely simple flavoured arancini... BUT.... I'd cook the onion/garlic mix a few minutes longer, I'd add some more cheese/seasoning, and I'd tweak the bechamel sauce.

    Thank you for sharing the recipe though - it was hard to find one making them from scratch and I appreciated it.

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