These ‘arancini’ (little oranges in italian) are a simple and delicious snack that also work well as a canape for drinks. We used left-over rice from a stir fry. Chose to add more cheese if you like. We serve ours with mango chutney.
For 2 adults and a little one
- 100 g leftover rice (basmati works well)
- 25 g grated parmesan cheese
- 1/2 ball of mozzarella cheese chopped into cubes
- 1 egg beaten
- salt & pepper
- Sunflower or vegetable oil to fry.
Mix the rice and parmesan together with a good shake of salt and pepper. Using wet hands, form the rice mixture into golf-ball sized balls. Stick a small cube of mozzarella into the centre of the balls and cover the hole with rice.
Dip the balls in beaten egg and then flour and shallow fry for 4-5 minutes until golden. Drain on kitchen paper and serve with mango chutney.