Easy Rice Croquettes (Arancini)

Easy Rice Croquettes (Arancini)

This recipe is a must when you have leftover meat sauce.

Ingredients: Makes 5 croquettes

Cooked rice
2 rice cooker cups (360 ml) of raw rice
Egg yolks
2, medium
a tiny amount
Parmesan cheese
30 g
10 g
1/2 teaspoon
Meat sauce (recipe ID: 2208527)
8 tablespoons
as needed
Beaten egg
1 egg
Vegetable oil
as needed


1. As usual, cook the rice in a rice cooker.
2. Add butter, parmesan cheese, and salt into the rice and mix lightly.
3. Mix the egg yolks and saffron together, then add them to the rice. Mix everything together well.
4. Transfer the mixed rice into a flat dish and let it cool down.
5. Using 1 heaping tablespoon's worth of meat sauce as the filling, tightly roll up the rice just like you're making rice balls.
6. Dredge the rice balls with beaten eggs and panko.
7. Deep-fry in 180℃ oil until golden brown. Place them gently into the oil to avoid any spitting.
8. Drain the oil well and serve.

Story Behind this Recipe

I was enchanted by the arancini that I ate in Sicily and became a fan of it Mix some salt-boiled green peas or diced cheese into the filling to improve the taste You can use other variations of the rice as well, like ketchup rice or rice simply seasoned with parmesan cheese and salt.