Air Fryer Arancini

Air Fryer Arancini

You are well aware of how exceptionally good arancini are if you have ever tasted them at a restaurant. For a simpler, lighter take on the traditional dish, these round risotto and cheese balls are coated in seasoned breadcrumbs and air-fried until perfectly crispy. In each one, we inserted a cube of mozzarella for a melt-in-your-mouth surprise.


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  2. One tablespoon of olive oil
  3. one finely chopped shallot
  4. two minced garlic cloves
  5. One cup Arborio rice
  6. one-fourth cup of dry white wine
  7. Three cups warmed low-sodium chicken broth
  8. half a cup of recently grated Parmesan
  9. freshly ground black pepper and kosher salt
  10. Three tablespoons plus half a cup of Italian-style seasoned breadcrumbs
  11. Whole-milk mozzarella cheese cut into fifteen half-inch cubes (from a 3.5-ounce piece)
  12. For the arancini, use nonstick cooking spray.
  13. warmed sauce marinara, for assisting


  • Extra apparatus: a 3.5-liter air fryer
    In a medium saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the garlic and shallot, and simmer for approximately 2 minutes, stirring now and again, until soft and transparent.
  • For about two minutes, add the rice and stir until it toasts slightly. Add the wine and cook for an additional one to two minutes, or until it is well absorbed.
  • Add the warm chicken stock to the rice, approximately 1/2 cup at a time. Cook, stirring constantly, until the rice is just cooked, about 20 minutes, allowing all of the liquid to be absorbed before adding more. Add the Parmesan, a pinch of pepper, and 3/4 teaspoon of salt and stir.
  • After transferring the risotto to a shallow bowl, chill it for one hour or until it is fully cold.& up to 8 hours (place plastic wrap over it).
  • Add 3 tablespoons of breadcrumbs to the risotto and stir until well mixed. 15 arancini, each about 3 tablespoons and 1 1/2 inches in diameter, should be formed out of the ingredients. Place a single mozzarella cube in the middle of each, then massage the ball into a smooth round shape using your palms. Allow it cool completely, about 30 minutes more.
  • In a 3.5-quart air fryer, preheat the oven to 400°F. After putting the remaining half cup of breadcrumbs in a small bowl, coat the arancini evenly with the breadcrumbs. Place the arancini within the basket and use nonstick cooking spray to coat the tops. Cook for about ten minutes, or until crisp and golden brown.
  • Move to a serving tray.then provide warm marinara sauce on the side for dipping.
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