These cheesy fried rice balls are served with Italian dinners as a side like a bread. They're great with sauce and pasta dishes. You can use leftover rice or risotto in these rice balls.
Used different ingredients. I add chopped bacon and finely shredded baby spinach leaves to these along with a couple of tablespoons of pasta sauce. Great finger food. - 16 Jul 2010
A fantastic "arancini" recipe as is, or doctored up (as is usually the case with me!). I added fresh garlic and minced red pepper for a surprise of color inside. AND, since my restaurant is a "no-fry" zone, I had to bake the rice balls – and they turned out perfectly! I gave them a nice coating of bread crumbs and then baked them on an oiled sheet till browned and crispy. Nice to know there's an alternative to frying them! - 06 Jul 2003 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
These are so good I could eat them every day!! This is a good basic recipe and you can add stuff to it like mozzerella, peas, ground beef whatever you like with no problem. It helps to use arborio rice because it's stickier and helps the balls stay together better. - 14 Jul 2005 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)