Arancini di Riso (Rice Croquettes)

Arancini di Riso (Rice Croquettes)

This is a recipe that I put together to use up the tomato sauce.
These easy and posh croquettes are loved by both children and adults.

Ingredients: 2 servings

Hot cooked white rice
320 g
2 slices
Natural cheese
40 g
Tomato sauce (Recipe ID: 1296845)
300 g
Cake flour・panko
as needed
Oil for deep-frying
as needed


1. Dice the ham into 5 mm square pieces. Also dice the cheese into 1.5 cm cubes.
2. Put the warm cooked rice into a bowl. Add the tomato sauce and mix until even. Also add the ham and continue to mix.
3. Divide the mixture from Step 2 into sixths. Set it aside for the flavors to blend together.
4. Beat the eggs in a deep bowl. Prepare the cake flour and panko separately in their own bowls.
5. With your hand, take 1/6 of the rice from Step 3. Press the cheese into the middle and squeeze to make a rice ball. Repeat to make 6 rice balls.
6. As if making croquettes, dredge the rice balls with cake flour → beaten eggs → panko in this order.
7. Pour in a decent amount of oil (for deep-frying) and heat until it's about 170℃. Place the dredged rice balls inside.
8. Roll the balls around in the oil and deep-fry until they are golden brown. Enjoy.

Story Behind this Recipe

I wanted to think of another way than spaghetti to use up the tomato sauce.