Hello Natasha, I used 4 cups of broth instead of 5 and cooked for at least 20 mins (otherwise it was super wet) Love your site, thanks! I have not tested it with that but I bet it could work! When hot, stir in diced onion and sautee until soft and golden (4-5 min). I.e did you allow the mixture to cool? Here you'll find delicious, trusted recipes with easy step-by-step photos and videos. Yum. Definitely trying them out soon. Hi Natasha. God bless you also! For those posters trying to substitute ham for another meat, I substituted smoked turkey breast (my mom doesn’t eat pork.) Just made these yesterday and they turned out great. Thank you can’t wait to make them. Arancini has been a long time favorite of mine and these did not disappoint one bit! Thank you so much for posting the recipe and clearly demonstrating the process. Add an inch of vegetable oil into a deep pot over medium heat. Thank you so much for this great recipe. I usually just eat them on their own before a pasta meal, with a side of my Easy Marinara Sauce. God bless you and your beautiful family. Seems like smaller scoop and smaller cube of mozz and if should work. Everything looked like your pictures but when I cooked them, most of them fell apart. So if I freeze them like you suggest and put them in the oven, what temperature do I set it on and how long? Do you think peas from the can will work too? I have tried to find your recipe for making your Marinara pasta sauce. I love these, Natasha! But today I had everything on hand, they turned out really good. Natasha what else can I use instead of ham? Add the onion and a pinch of salt and fry gently … Thanks. Any chance you could forward it on to me. At this time I do not have a vegetarian rice ball recipe. Hi Diane, I would defrost them in the refrigerator first to ensure to heat through properly without browning too much on the outside before the inside heats properly. Half-fill a large, heavy-based saucepan with vegetable oil and heat over medium-low until it reads 170C on a cooking thermometer or until a piece of bread turns golden brown in the oil within 45 seconds. Choose the type of message you'd like to post, Magazine subscription – save 44% and get a cookbook of your choice. The taste is pretty simple, but the fact that they were so precious round, crunchy and cheesy deserves a 5 star And I know my family will ask for them again. We find using the jasmine a little easier and our family prefers it. I hope you love the arancini rice balls. Let me know what you think! Flatten a risotto ball in your hand and put a piece of the mozzarella in the centre, then enclose the cheese in the rice and roll it into a ball. I would suggest starting with risotto that is completely cooled so it thickens up which will make it easier to form the balls. Hi! That’s very sweet. Hashtag them #natashaskitchen. I made this a few weeks ago & it was delicious! I have tried it without the ham (as I do not eat meat) and it turned out to be fantastic! , hello natasha They were just so delicious! Anyhow, searched for it and came to your recipe. That’s just awesome! Hi Gabby, to be honest, I haven’t tried baking them and I imagine they would taste best fried, but I have seen others online try baking them. Arancini, rice balls stuffed with sauce and peas, are one of the best-loved Sicilian snacks and street foods, and they have become increasingly popular throughout Italy and worldwide. You can add a different kind of meat or just leave it out altogether. What would you recommend subbing in for peas? It's best to roll and bread all of the rice balls before beginning frying since the frying is quick. And cut down on the peas (they kind of ruin the taste unless you’re really into peas) The silver lining. I followed the recipe step by step. Thanks Janet Dinwoodie. Need to try this recipe . 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