Risotto mozzarella balls

Risotto mozzarella balls

By September 22, 2016

We love making this dish, it tastes amazing with different textures and flavours, you can change the recipe to make it unique to yourself. The idea came from a Jamie Oliver's restaurant; they served which looked like deep fried ravioli with a lovely spicy tomato sauce.

This is recipe could be served as a starter or, if you make them big enough, as a main. We cook this for friends and family when they come over and they absolutely love this dish. So please share it with your friends and family.

The risotto is easy to make or you can buy a packet of risotto from your local supermarket, but follow the steps below and they'll be on your way to make the perfect risotto mozzarella balls. If you want to make your own risotto please follow these instructions:

Ingredients:

  • medium onion - 1, finely chopped
  • extra virgin olive oil - 4 tablespoon
  • arborio rice - 2 cups
  • chicken or vegetable stock - 7-8 cups
  • butter - 2 tablespoon
  • grated Parmesan - 1/2 cup
  • chopped garlic - 2 cloves
  • cherry tomatoes - 3 cups
  • basil leaves - 1 1/2 cups
  • freshly ground black pepper - to taste
  • salt - to taste

Instructions:

  1. In a medium saucepan preheat 2 tablespoons of olive oil.
  2. Add finely chopped onion and cook until soft, about 8 minutes.
  3. Stir until the rice is well-coated with olive oil and it begins to turn whiter, 2-3 minutes.
  4. Then add 1 cup of stock every 1 minute. You have to stir your risotto pretty often.
  5. Cook for additional 10-15 minutes or until al dente, add butter.
  6. Add grated Parmesan and stir.
  7. Remove saucepan from the heat and cover with a lid. Let to stand for 2-3 min.
  8. In another saucepan preheat 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Add minced garlic and fry for 15 seconds.
  9. Add tomatoes and basil; cook until tomatoes are very tender, season to taste.
  10. Combine tomatoes and risotto in one pot and mix well

Have a go and see what you think, you won't be disappointed! Also share your pictures and how you changed the recipe to make it your own. We at Ranju.co.uk love to teach, share and help, leave a comment on our facebook page or follow us on twitter on @ranju1960

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Instructions

  1. Make the risotto
    1. the recipe of making the risotto is in the description of this recipe, or the easier way is to go to your local supermarket and buy your favourite flavour of risotto
    2. Cooking the packet risotto takes 3-5 mins, we want most of the moisture to be evaporated and you will notice the risotto getting stickier.
    3. The risotto will be sticky and al dente (cooked but not too soggy)
    4. leave it to aside to cool down
  2. Prepare the coating
    1. you will need 3 bowls,
      1. fill one with 1 cup of flour
      2. one with the 2 eggs (beaten)
      3. last with bread crumbs, add in the Italian herbs, 1/2 cup of parmesan and crushed dried chilli flakes (all to taste), mix well.
        1. You can also add any other dried herbs or spices depending on your palate
  3. Prepare the risotto balls, with Wet Hands(otherwise it will stick to your hands)
    1. grab a handful of the cooled risotto and roll it in the palm of your hands to form a ball, the size of a golf ball
    2. poke a deep dent into the ball not totally through
    3. grab a pinch of mozzarella, size of a couple of peas, not too much otherwise the risotto will not cover the mozzarella. put it in the dent of the risotto and push it in whilst covering it the risotto
    4. roll it in your hands to form a ball again, covering any mozzarella
  4. put the ball in the bowl of flour coating it all the way round
  5. place it in the beaten eggs, making sure it is covered fully
  6. lastly put it in the bread crumbs and make sure it is covered fully
  7. repeat this process until the risotto is finished, remember to wet your hands each time you make the balls
  8. You can shallow fry or deep fry these balls, we prefer deep fry, the vegetable oil needs to be 180c and will only take 3-4 mins or until golden brown
  9. place the balls on a kitchen towel to soak up the excess oil
  10. its best served with a spicy tomato based sauce like arrabiata
  11. and Enjoy!

 

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We love making these risotto mozzarella balls, it tastes amazing with different textures and flavours, you can change the recipe to make it unique to yourself. The idea came from a Jamie Oliver’s restaurant; they served which looked like deep fried ravioli with a lovely spicy tomato sauce.

This is recipe could be served as a starter or, if you make them big enough, as a main. We cook this for friends and family when they come over and they absolutely love this dish. So please share it with your friends and family.

The risotto is easy to make or you can buy a packet of risotto from your local supermarket, but follow the steps below and they’ll be on your way to make the perfect risotto mozzarella balls. If you want to make your own risotto please follow these instructions:

Ingredients:

  • medium onion – 1, finely chopped
  • extra virgin olive oil – 4 tablespoon
  • arborio rice – 2 cups
  • chicken or vegetable stock – 7-8 cups
  • butter – 2 tablespoon
  • grated Parmesan – 1/2 cup
  • chopped garlic – 2 cloves
  • cherry tomatoes – 3 cups
  • basil leaves – 1 1/2 cups
  • freshly ground black pepper – to taste
  • salt – to taste

Instructions:

  1. In a medium saucepan preheat 2 tablespoons of olive oil.
  2. Add finely chopped onion and cook until soft, about 8 minutes.
  3. Stir until the rice is well-coated with olive oil and it begins to turn whiter, 2-3 minutes.
  4. Then add 1 cup of stock every 1 minute. You have to stir your risotto pretty often.
  5. Cook for additional 10-15 minutes or until al dente, add butter.
  6. Add grated Parmesan and stir.
  7. Remove saucepan from the heat and cover with a lid. Let to stand for 2-3 min.
  8. In another saucepan preheat 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Add minced garlic and fry for 15 seconds.
  9. Add tomatoes and basil; cook until tomatoes are very tender, season to taste.
  10. Combine tomatoes and risotto in one pot and mix well

Have a go and see what you think, you won’t be disappointed! Also share your pictures and how you changed the recipe to make it your own. We at Ranju.co.uk love to teach, share and help, leave a comment on our facebook page or follow us on twitter on @ranju1960

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