|Recipe from: justataste|
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Arancini (Rice Balls) with Marinara Sauce
2 cups cooked white rice, cooled
½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
3 eggs, separated
8 small cubes fresh mozzarella
1 cup Italian-style breadcrumbs
Oil, for frying
1 cup store-bought or homemade marinara sauce
Place a large heavy-bottomed pot over medium heat and add enough vegetable oil to rise 4
inches in the pot.
Combine the rice, Parmesan and 1 egg in a medium bowl and use your hands to thoroughly
combine the mixture.
Form each arancini by taking a small portion of the mixture, squeezing it firmly and stuffing one
cube of mozzarella inside each ball.
Repeat this process to form 8 arancini.
Whisk together the remaining 2 eggs.
Dip each arancini in the eggs and then in the breadcrumbs, shaking off any excess.
Once the oil reaches 375ºF, add 2 or 3 of the breaded arancini to the pot and fry them until
golden brown and cooked throughout.
Use a slotted spoon to remove the fried arancini from the pot and transfer them to a paper
towel-lined plate. Immediately salt the arancini.
Repeat the frying process with the remaining arancini.
Serve the arancini warm with a side of warm marinara sauce.
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