Prosciutto-and Provolone-stuffed Arancini

Prosciuto-and Provolone-stuffed Arancini Recipe
Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Ginny Branch

 

Serve savory Prosciutto-and Provolone-stuffed Arancini for lunch or dinner. As the name suggests, these Italian rice balls are stuffed with aged provolone and prosciutto and are a terrifice use for leftover risotto.

Yield:

Makes 8 servings

Recipe from

Coastal Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 15 Minutes
Cook: 15 Minutes
Chill: 30 Minutes

Ingredients

3 cups leftover cold cooked risotto
1 large egg, lightly beaten
2 ounces sliced prosciutto, chopped
2 ounces aged provolone, cut into 16 cubes
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup fine, dry breadcrumbs
1 large egg
Vegetable oil

Preparation

1. Combine first 3 ingredients in a large bowl; mix well. Press 2 tablespoons rice mixture around 1 cube of cheese to form a small ball. Repeat with remaining risotto and cheese.

2. Place flour in a shallow bowl; place breadcrumbs in a second shallow bowl. Beat egg with 2 tablespoons water in a third bowl. Dredge rice balls in flour, dip in egg mixture, and roll in breadcrumbs to coat. Place on a tray, cover loosely with plastic wrap, and chill at least 30 minutes or up to 24 hours.

3. Pour oil to a depth of 3 inches in a deep saucepan; heat to 350°. Fry rice balls, in batches, 4 to 5 minutes or until golden. Remove with a slotted spoon; drain on paper towels. Serve warm.

David Bonom and Marge Perry,

Coastal Living

March 2014
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