Make this Arancini | Rice and cheese balls with the rice that is available at your home. It is a quick and easy recipe and it can also be made ahead and frozen. Check out freezing tips below:
Tightly roll the mixture into 1-inch diameter balls. If the mixture doesn't hold, then add some more mozzarella cheese.
I used leftover basmati rice, but slightly sticky rice is easy to work with.
If you are making rice specifically for rice balls, cook it with chicken or vegetable broth, a tablespoon of wine or rice vinegar and salt for additional flavor.
Adding vegetables is optional. You can also add a small cube of cheese between each rice balls.
It's important to freeze the rice balls before frying or else it could break and the cheese could ooze out and make the oil messy.
The oil should be on medium to medium-high heat or else the rice balls could break.
You can transfer the frozen rice balls to freezer-safe bags and freeze them for later use.
You can also use the cheese you have handy.