Arancini (meaning little oranges because of the colour) are typically made from leftover risotto. Home » Recipes » Vegan Arancini – Fried Rice Balls (Air Fryer Option!) I had so many cravings this days, and one of them was this arancini balls, this delicious rice balls, soft inside and pack with flavour but crunchy and yummy outside. I make regular ones filled with Bolognese, vegetarian and gluten-free, replacing the breadcrumbs and doing some testing. Place arancini on top of sauce, and sprinkle with parsley. 4. Cook for 4 minutes, until shells are golden and crisp, turning once or twice, if necessary. For the rice: Heat a 3 1/2-quart Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Cook until soft and fragrant, stirring often, about 2 minutes. Arancini are delicious fried rice balls! Vegan Arancini Balls / Croquetas de Arroz Veganas. While the rice is cooking, prepare the bread crumb mixture. Drizzle arancini with reserved oil, and bake 20 to 25 minutes, or until outsides are crisp and browned. I was visiting friends at the time in Boston, so the next morning I power walked over to little Italy with my guide-book in hand and straight into the first Italian bakery/restaurant I could find. Arancini are a tradition in the South of Italy. Pour in the rice, and cook stirring for 2 minutes, then stir in the wine, and continue cooking and stirring until the liquid has … Vegan Arancini: Italian Rice Balls . Add onion and garlic, and cook, stirring until onion is soft but not browned. Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Using tongs, carefully lower 3 balls at a time into hot oil (don’t overcrowd pan, because this will reduce temperature of oil and make arancini soggy). Remove with tongs, letting excess oil drain back into pan. If you make too much rice, or the risotto is too soft, turning the rice into arancini is the answer! Warm marinara sauce, and ladle into bottom of large serving dish. Vegan Arancini – Fried Rice Balls (Air Fryer Option!) By Jessica Hylton - April 29, 2019 - Updated December 9, 2020. Roll in breadcrumbs, and place on prepared baking sheet. (Imagine a very sweaty vegetarian me with wide eyes learning about arancini for the first time). This is the vegan version of the usual arancini balls, the mayor difference: No cheese. April 17, 2020 / 2 Comments. Repeat with remaining rice, mozzarella and breadcrumbs. 931 shares. Add the olive oil, shallots, garlic and salt. They are risotto balls filled with cheese and/or meat, coated with breadcrumbs and fried. Simmer risotto rice in 1 cup of water + 1 cup of vegetable broth with tomato sauce, herbes de provence, sea salt and paprika.