This is my version of Arancini, or italian rice croquettes filled with mozzarella. “Arancini” means small oranges in italian. Sometimes I have leftover risotto alla milanese and I make these delicious appetizers.
Make Risotto alla Milanese recipe
cubed mozzarella (about 1/2 inch squares)
1 egg (lightly beaten)
1. Once risotto is cool or at room temperature place about 2 tablespoons of risotto in the palm of your hand and flatten to make a small disk about 2 inches in diameter. Place mozzarella in the middle and cover with mixture to make a ball or an oval.
2. Roll croquette into beaten egg and then into cracker meal. Set aside. Fry immediately or refrigerate until ready to fry.