What do you do if last night you cooked Risotto and you have some left over?!
You make these rice balls called Arancini that my grandmother used to make when I was little and that my cousins and I loved immensely!
I cooked the Risotto with mushroom (posted just before this recipe), and I had a small amount left over so I used it as a base for my Arancini, but you can use any kind of risotto you have left.
Left over Risotto
Cheese cubes – any cheese that melts like Belpaese, Cheddar…
A 1/2 glass of Milk or double cream
Peanut oil for frying
Take your leftover risotto and make a few rice balls. Stick one of your finger in the middle of each rice ball to create a hole that you will fill with a cheese cube.
Reshape the ball (if, during the process, it lost its rounded shape) and dip it in a bowl where you have previously mixed eggs, salt and milk.
The cheese inside needs to melt, so turn the balls a few times to make sure that the heat is also getting inside.
Add salt and enjoy each bite!
PS I usually burn my tongue every time!!!