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Recipe for Air Fryer Arancini by Dawn’s Recipes

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Recipe for Air Fryer Arancini by Dawn's Recipes

We’ve outlined all the ingredients and directions for you to make the perfect Air Fryer Arancini. This dish qualifies as a Easy level recipe. It should take you about 2 hr 55 min to make this recipe. The Air Fryer Arancini recipe should make enough food for 15 arancini.

You can add your own personal twist to this Air Fryer Arancini recipe, depending on your culture or family tradition. Don’t be scared to add other ingredients once you’ve gotten comfortable with the recipe! Please see below for a list of potential cookware items that might be necessary for this Air Fryer Arancini recipe.

Ingredients for Air Fryer Arancini

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup arborio rice
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 3 cups low-sodium chicken broth, warmed
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup plus 3 tablespoons Italian-style seasoned breadcrumbs
  • Fifteen 1/2-inch cubes whole-milk mozzarella cheese (from a 3.5-ounce piece)
  • Nonstick cooking spray, for the air fryer
  • Warmed marinara sauce, for serving

Directions for Air Fryer Arancini

  1. Heat the olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the shallot and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender and translucent, about 2 minutes. Add the rice and stir until lightly toasted, about 2 minutes. Pour in the wine and cook until completely absorbed, 1 to 2 minutes more. Pour in the warm chicken broth, about 1/2 cup at a time; cook, stirring constantly and allowing all of the liquid to be absorbed before adding more, until the rice is just tender, about 20 minutes. Stir in the Parmesan, 3/4 teaspoon salt and a few grinds of pepper.
  2. Transfer the risotto to a shallow bowl and refrigerate until completely cool, about 1 hour and up to 8 hours (cover with plastic wrap).
  3. Stir 3 tablespoons of the breadcrumbs into the risotto until evenly combined. Form the mixture into 15 arancini (each about 3 tablespoons and 1 1/2 inches in diameter). Insert 1 mozzarella cube in the center of each one, then roll between the palm of your hands to make a smooth, round ball. Refrigerate until chilled through, about 30 minutes more.
  4. Preheat a 3.5-quart air fryer to 400 degrees F and spray the basket with nonstick cooking spray. Place the remaining 1/2 cup breadcrumbs in a small bowl, then roll the arancini in the breadcrumbs until evenly coated. Add the arancini to the basket and spray the tops with more nonstick cooking spray. Cook until golden brown and crisp, about 10 minutes.
  5. Transfer to a platter and serve with warm marinara sauce, for dipping.

Cookware for your recipe

You will find below are cookware items that could be needed for this Air Fryer Arancini recipe or similar recipes. Feel free to skip to the next item if it doesn’t apply.

  • Cooking pots
  • Frying pan
  • Steamers
  • Colander
  • Skillet
  • Knives
  • Cutting board
  • Grater
  • Saucepan
  • Stockpot
  • Spatula
  • Tongs
  • Measuring cups
  • Wooden Spoon

Categories in this Recipe

  • Mozzarella Recipes
  • Rice Recipes
  • Appetizer – An hors d’oeuvre (/ɔːr ˈdɜːrv(rə)/ or DURV(-rə); French: hors-d’œuvre (listen)), appetizer or starter is a small dish served before a meal in European cuisine. Some hors d’oeuvres are served cold, others hot. Hors d’oeuvres may be served at the dinner table as a part of the meal, or they may be served before seating, such as at a reception or cocktail party. Formerly, hors d’oeuvres were also served between courses.Typically smaller than a main dish, an hors d’oeuvre is often designed to be eaten by hand.
Chef Dawn
Chef Dawn

Chef Dawn lives and breathes food, always seeking new ingredients to whip up super simple recipes that are big on bold flavor. Being half French, she tends to treat food as a source of pleasure rather than just fuel for our bodies.

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