Easy Valentine’s Day Recipe: Arancini (Rice Balls)
Today is Valentine’s Day and Gino Chiodo from Izzazu Salon and Spa has a recipe that any man can make for his special somebody. Be sure to give it a try today!
- 3 cups River rice
- 6 cups boiling water
- Salt and pepper
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 2 large eggs
- 5 cups vegetable oil
- ½ cup sopressata (dice in small cubes)
- 8 oz. Mozzarella cheese (dice into small cubes)
Pepperoni, Capacolla, cooked Hot Sausage, Peas
In a saucepan bring water to a boil. Stir in rice. Cover. Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes or until all water is absorbed. Transfer it into a bowl, cover with paper towel and let it set for 2 hours. Rice must be dry to maintain a tacky consistency.
Ready to mix:
Take rice and add salt and pepper, to taste. Stir in the beaten eggs, and grated parmesan cheese. Mix together gently with hands.
In a large frying pan over medium heat add oil. Heat to medium high heat.
Dampen hands with water. Take about 4 tablespoons of the rice mixture, place in hand and form a small cup.
Place 1/2 teaspoon of the meat and cheese mixture to center of the rice cup, add 1 teaspoon of the rice over the meat mixture and roll into a ball.
Place gently in hot oil, fry rice balls until golden brown (about 3 to 5 minutes) on each side. Using a perforated spoon remove one by one, and place on a paper towel lined plate or dish.
Garnish using your favorite tomato sauce and enjoy!