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Baked Arancini
Baked Arancini

Baked Arancini

Posted On: 11th February 2020
Recipe By: Sophie Usher

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Arancini are rice balls filled with delicious flavours, in Italian cuisine they are traditionally fried but in this recipe we skip the oil and bake them to make them healthier, these rice balls are coated in gluten free breadcrumbs and served with a spicy homemade tomato sauce.

This recipe is...

VegetarianVegetarian
Low SugarLow Sugar
Low FatLow Fat

Ingredients

Rice filling
1 leek chopped
2 brown onions, diced
4 garlic cloves, crushed
8 chestnut mushrooms, chopped
1 cup of frozen peas
1 chicken stock cube
1 white wine stock cube
1.5ltr boiling water
400g risotto rice
Salt and pepper

Tomato sauce
1/2 tin of chopped tomato
1/2 carton of passata
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1/2 red chilli, finely chopped
1 shallot, finely chopped
1 tsp tomato puree
1 tbsp Italian herbs.

Breadcrumbs
3 eggs, beaten
120g reduced fat cheese or parmesan
180g gluten free bread, toasted and blitzed into crumbs

Preparation Time: 20 Mins
Cooking Time: 1 Hour
This recipe makes 8 servings (2 balls per serving)

This recipe is free from...

Celery
Crustaceans
Dairy
Egg
Fish
Gluten
Lupin
Molluscs
Mustard
Peanuts
Sesame
Soya
Sulphites
Tree Nuts

Method

1. Spray a large pan with frylight and add the onion and garlic. Let it cook for a few minutes then add the leek and mushrooms.

2. After 2/3 minutes stir in the risotto rice then add the stock cube, stock pot and 1/2 of the boiling water. Stir and season.

3. Let the rice simmer for 5 minutes then top with a bit more water. Stir and add the rest of the water. Let it cook for approximately 25 minutes until the water has all gone. 5 minutes before the end add the peas and let them cool through.

4. Meanwhile, spray a separate pan with frylight and fry off the shallot, garlic and chilli until the aromas are released. Add the chopped tomatoes, passata, tomato puree, herbs and season to taste. Simmer for 10-15 minutes and then set aside.

5. Once the rice is cooked, leave to cool. Stir in the beaten egg and cheese and put in the fridge for at least a hour to harden.

6. Roll the rice into 16 balls (2 balls per serving) and coat with the breadcrumbs. Place on a baking tray lined with greaseproof paper and spray with frylight.

7. Place the balls in an oven preheated to 200c/Gas Mark 6 and cook for 25-30 minutes, turning halfway to ensure crispy on each side.

8. Reheat the tomato sauce and serve alongside the arancini balls.

The arancini can be frozen. Once cooked let them cool on a piece of baking paper and pop in the freezer. Once fully frozen store in a bag and use within three months.

To re cook, thaw and reheat in the microwave or in the oven at 180c/Gas Mark 5 for about 10 minutes.

You can change the fillings in this recipe depending on what you fancy; ham and pea, bolognese or even a pesto rice ball, the options are endless.

Nutritional info per serving

CaloriesCarbsFibreFatSugarProtein
33154g1g7g4g12g
Calories331
Carbs54g
Fibre1g
Fat7g
Sugar4g
Protein12g

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