Here are my top tips for making next-level arancini balls!
Make sure your rice is cold!
This seems like an odd one, but you’ll find the arancini about 100x easier to form and coat if your rice is fridge temperature.
Mix your cheese sauce well!
This cheese sauce serves two purposes. Firstly, it holds the rice together and keeps your arancini in shape. Secondly, when the arancini are fried, the sauce returns to a beautifully silky, mozzarella-like texture which makes biting into the arancini so irresistible. Make sure you stir it through well so it’s evenly distributed!
Coat the arancini well!
The idea behind the gram flour mixture is that it forms a crispy layer between the risotto and the breadcrumbs and stops the cheesy sauce from escaping when fried. For this reason, make sure you roll each ball in the gram flour mixture well before coating with breadcrumbs.