• Makes 24
  • 45 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 11 Ingredients


Easy party food, or make them bigger to have as a side.

Ingredients (makes 24 small balls)

  • 1/2 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 10 grams butter
  • 1 small onion ,chopped fine
  • 1cup aborio rice
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 1 tabelspoon crushed dried oregano
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 egg, whisked
  • 3/4 cup panko bread crumbs
  • oil for deep frying
  • Aioli to serve


  1. Heat butter and oil in pan and add onion. cook for 5 minutes,or until softened.
  2. Add rice,stir well to coat and cook for a couple of mins.
  3. Gradually add 1/2 cup of the stock and stir until absorbed. Continue adding stock until creamy and rice is just tender.
  4. Transfer to a bowl and stir in oregano and cheese.. Cool for 5 mins. then stir through egg.
  5. Chill for 30 mins. With wet hands ,roll heaped teaspoons of the mixture into balls and place on a paper lined baking tray.
  6. Place breadcrumbs into a bowl , toss the arancini to coat thoroughly in crumbs.
  7. Heat oil in a medium pan over medium heat. Deep fry balls until golden. Drain on paper towel, serve with aioli.


A tasty little morsel to serve for a party or if you make the balls bigger they can be used as a side for dinner. Sometimes i push a cube of mozzarella cheese into the middle of a larger ball for a tasty gooey centre.

  • My daughter loves arancini! Cant wait to try these… thanks!


  • Love this sort of dish great finger food when made like this will be a great recipe for guests thanks very much


  • Perfect party pleasers! I love the idea of putting a cube of mozzarella cheese into the middle! Thanks for sharing.


  • Can’t go past these. Yum. Thanks for the recipe.


  • I love arncini balls… Can’t wait to try this recipe


  • These went down really well yesterday, everyone loved them.


  • Your bites are perfect for a party and so good! Thanks!


  • Thank you for this, think I will make the larger ones for BBQ.


  • Finger food, it’s great! Perfect idea for our up coming Birthday’s


  • Arancini are my new obsession, so delish and versatile flavour wise!


  • Oh yummy! these savoury balls do look so tasty and good. I have a feeling they will all be gobbled up!


  • I love arancini. And it’s nice not too make them too big.

    • I like bite sized food too – does it mean I can have more? I do hope so! :)

      • First time I have heard of them, sounds great!


  • I always thought that Arancini is something complicated to make until I read your easy to follow recipe it’s great have to give it a go thanks for sharing


  • I don’t like the large arancini balls, but these little ones look super cute and great for dipping – would be perfect for kids lunch boxes too – thank you for sharing your recipe


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