Air Fryer ‘Nduja-Stuffed Arancini Balls
Stuffed with melty mozzarella cheese and spicy 'nduja, these moreish arancini balls are an indulgent snack perfect for dinner parties.
From the book
I can never resist arancini if I see them on a menu, and they’re even better if they’re made with ’nduja or chorizo. You can either use leftover rice for these or cook some fresh, but if you do this, I find it’s better to cook it the night before, as it sticks together better the next day – just simmer the rice in chicken stock, drain and cool completely before popping in the fridge overnight.
|cooked risotto rice, such as arborio
|light butter, melted
|'nduja or cooked chorizo
|low-calorie oil spray
|salt and pepper, to taste
You will need: an air fryer.
Take the rice out of the fridge and allow to come to room temperature.
Beat 2 of the eggs in a large bowl, add the melted butter, Parmesan and most of the mozzarella and season to taste.
Combine the breadcrumbs and Italian seasoning in another bowl.
Take a tablespoon of the rice mixture and press it together into a ball, then flatten the ball and put a piece of ’nduja or chorizo in the middle along with some of the egg and mozzarella mix. Enclose the filling with the rice and roll it into a ball. You might need to wet your hands for this.
Beat the remaining egg in a bowl and dip in the rice ball, then roll it in the breadcrumbs to coat. Repeat with the remaining mixture.
Spray the rice balls well with a low-calorie spray and cook in an air fryer preheated to 190°C for 8 minutes.
Note: I use light or reduced-fat mozzarella but just use whatever you can find.