Air Fryer Arancini

Air Fryer Arancini

by Micheal Sanders 6 months ago
5 (3)
10 minutes
385.4 kcal
38.5 g carbs
Description

These fried rice balls are full of flavor and are a wonderful appetizer. Pair with any dipping sauce such as pesto, marinara, or use a meat sauce for a hearty meal. The highlands Italian cheese sprinkle is from the Savory Spice Shop®, but is optional.

Ingredients
  • 3 eggs, divided
  • 2 ½ cups cooked rice
  • ⅔ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • ⅓ cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon Highlands Italian cheese sprinkle (optional)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, cubed
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • ½ teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch ground black pepper
  • nonstick cooking spray
Directions
  1. 1. Beat 2 eggs lightly in a large bowl. Stir in rice, Parmesan cheese, butter, cheese sprinkle, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper; mix to combine. Cover and refrigerate mixture for 20 minutes.
  2. 2. Preheat an air fryer to 370 degrees F (187 degrees C) according to manual's instructions.
  3. 3. Roll mixture into 1 1/2-inch balls. Press a mozzarella cube into the center of each ball and reshape.
  4. 4. Combine panko breadcrumbs, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper in a shallow dish. Beat remaining egg lightly in a second bowl. Dip each rice ball first into egg, then roll in panko mixture. Place rice balls in air fryer basket and spray with cooking spray.
  5. 5. Cook in the preheated air fryer for 6 minutes. Increase temperature to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C) and air fry for 3 more minutes.
Nutrition Facts
serving: 5 servings
calories: 385.4 kcal
carbohydrates: 38.5 g
protein: 15.2 g
saturated fat: 12 g
cholesterol: 160.8 mg
sodium: 732.6 mg
fiber: 0.5 g
sugar: 0.5 g