Arancini and salad

Arancini and salad

Leftover risotto? We've got a wonderful recipe to jazz it up into a completely new dish

Arancini

  • To make the arancini, completely chill the risotto, before rolling into 12 balls, about the size of golf balls.
  • Place the flour, eggs and breadcrumbs into 3 separate shallow dishes. Roll the balls in the flour, dip in the egg and then roll in the breadcrumbs. Then dip in the egg and breadcrumbs again to achieve an extra-crisp crust.
  • Heat the oil in a deep pan to 160˚C (check the temperature with a kitchen thermometer) and deep-fry the balls, in batches of 6, for around 5 minutes until golden. Remove using a slotted spoon, and place on a plate lined with kitchen paper to absorb any excess oil. They will retain their heat for about 5 minutes – otherwise keep them in the bottom of a low oven at 120˚C.
  • Meanwhile, place all of the salad ingredients in a bowl, drizzle over the balsamic vinegar and olive oil, and season with the salt as desired. Serve straight away with the hot arancini.
  • Makes 12

    What you need:

    • 200g leftover risotto, chilled
    • 50g plain flour
    • 3 medium eggs, lightly beaten
    • 150g panko breadcrumbs
    • 500ml vegetable oil, for deep-frying

    For the salad:

    • 100g cherry tomatoes, halved
    • ¼ cucumber, diced
    • 100g rocket
    • 50g green olives, pitted
    • ½ red pepper, deseeded and diced
    • Balsamic vinegar, for drizzling
    • Extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling
    • Maldon sea salt (omit for small children)

    From Social Eats: Food to Impress Your Mates from the Pop-Up King by Jimmy Garcia (£19.99, Kyle Books).

    RELATED ARTICLES

    Related Articles

    Healthy and tasty: Pea and ham risotto
    Recipes & Food
    Healthy and tasty: Pea and ham risotto
    Pea and ham risotto Perfect pea and ham risotto that will tempt your tot into...
    Salmon risotto, parsnips & broccoli
    Recipes & Food
    Salmon risotto, parsnips & broccoli
    Recipe: Salmon risotto, parsnips & broccoli – Stage 3: 10 months +...
    Recipe: Oven-baked beetroot risotto
    Recipes & Food
    Recipe: Oven-baked beetroot risotto
    Recipe: Oven-baked beetroot risotto Method Preheat the oven to gas mark 6...
    Carrot, orange and ginger soup with carrot crisps
    Recipes & Food
    Carrot, orange and ginger soup with carrot crisps
    Carrot, orange and ginger soup with carrot crisps A soup that's bright enough...

    the-cutest-trick-or-treater-aroundFashion

    The cutest trick or treater around

    What's your tiny tot wearing this halloween?
    take-your-little-one-swimming-for-national-baby-swimming-weekBaby

    Take your little ones to the pool for National Baby Swimming Week!

    Take the kids to your local pool for a splashing time
    top-ten-sleep-tips-for-babiesBaby

    Top ten sleep tips for babies

    Soothe a wakeful baby to sleep with these tips from Sarah Beeson
    win-one-of-three-super-yummies-discovery-packsWin

    Win one of three Super Yummies Discovery Packs!

    We’ve got three exciting Super Yummies Discovery Packs up for grabs.
    win-one-of-15-doc-mcstuffin-toy-hospital-sets-worth-over-75-eachWin

    Win one of 15 Doc McStuffin Toy Hospital Sets, worth over £75 each

    Enter our competition for your chance to win one of 15 prizes
    win-a-dreambaby-sparkling-christmas-bundleWin

    WIN a Dreambaby sparkling Christmas bundle!

    Win all these products to help make life with little ones safer and easier