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Risotto Balls

Crispy coated risotto balls with gooey mozarella in the middle


  • Large saucepan vegetable stock (gluten free)

  • 2 shallots

  • 1 teaspoon garlic

  • 200g aborio rice

  • 1 Tablespoon basil

  • 1 Tablespoon parsley

  • 80g semi-dried tomatoes

  • 100g block mozzarella

  • 60g butter

  • Gluten free breadcrumbs

  • Sufficient oil to deep fry


  • 1.

    Bring pot of stock to the boil

  • 2.

    Finely chop onion, tomatoes and herbs

  • 3.

    Heat butter in saucepan and add onion and garlic

  • 4.

    Stir until softened and add raw rice

  • 5.

    Add enough boiling stock to almost cover rice, stir

  • 6.

    Continue to add stock 1 ladle at a time, only adding more when last is absorbed

  • 7.

    Continue to add stock until rice is soft, stirring continuously

  • 8.

    Stir in tomatoes and herbs, and season to taste

  • 9.

    Allow to cool

  • 10.

    Chop mozzarella into 1cm cubes

  • 11.

    Roll heaped tablespoons of risotto into balls, press a piece of cheese into the centre

  • 12.

    Roll to close, then coat in gluten free breadcrumbs

  • 13.

    Deep fry until golden


Serve with a cream sauce (simmer 600mL cream until reduced then flavour with chopped cheese, dill or other herb of choice ).
Regular breadcrumbs can be used but tend not to give as crispy a finish
Cooking time hard to establish - minimum prep - cooking risotto - chill time then finishing

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Posted by COOKING_MAMA™Report
i thought they were called ARANCINI in italian??? not that i know italian but that what ive told everyone for years when ive made them..... oops
Posted by jackicamReport
My grandmother used to make these when I was a kid. They're called Suppli in Italian and are absolutely delicious! Great for serving as finger food at parties!