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Arancini Balls Recipe

Arancini Balls

Arancini Balls

Course Side Dish, Snack, Starter
Cuisine Italian


  • Vortex Air Fryer


  • 570 g cooked rice
  • 125 g leftover curried beef mince
  • 1 tbsp ground garlic
  • ½ tbsp Aromat
  • ½ tbsp mixed Herbs
  • 100 g parmesan
  • 2 tbsp grated mozzarella
  • 4 medium eggs
  • 100 g plain flour
  • 100 g breadcrumbs
  • Arrabiata sauce and extra parmesan for serving


  • Put the leftover rice into a bowl and season the rice with garlic, Aromat and mixed herbs.
  • Add the Parmesan and grated Mozzarella, and mix all the ingredients together. (If your rice isn't sticky enough to hold itself in a small ball, at this stage - crack one egg into the rice and mix it all together.)
  • With damp hands, create a mini patty like shape in your hand, then use 1-2 tsp of the beef and place into the middle of the 'rice patty'.
  • Take more rice and place on top of the beef and mould the rice into a ball, ensuring the beef stays in the middle.
  • Repeat this and create 8-10 balls.
  • Set up for dredging and put the flour, eggs and breadcrumbs into three separate bowls.
  • Cover each rice ball in flour, then egg and then the breadcrumbs until all our coated.
  • Place the breaded balls in the fridge for around 30 minutes.
  • After 30 minutes, spray all the balls and the air fryer tray with cooking spray
  • Select AIR FRY and set the time for 14 minutes at 205°C. Once the Air fryer has preheated add the balls (you may have to work in batches to ensure they aren’t too cramped inside the frying tray.)
  • Turn halfway when prompted and cook until golden and crispy.
  • Serve on top of a bed of arrabiata sauce, and extra parmesan.


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Recipe by: @theefoodvibe
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