For the risotto

For the filling

  • Olive oil 20.0 ml
  • Cherry tomatoes 200.0 g
  • Pesto 50.0 g

For the arancini

  • White breadcrumbs 300.0 g
  • Semolina 300.0 g
  • Plain flour 300.0 g
  • Egg 400.0 g
  • Grated Mozzarella 120.0 g

For service


  1. For the risotto

    • Bring the water to the boil then whisk in the KNORR Paste Bouillon.
    • Peel and dice the onion.
    • Heat the oil then add the onions and cook for 2-3 min. Add the rice and cook for a further 2-3 min.
    • Add ¼ of the bouillon and cook until the rice has absorbed the liquid then repeat until the rice has softened but still has bite.
    • Allow to cool until needed.
  2. For the filling

    • Cut the tomatoes into quarters.
    • Heat the oil then fry the tomatoes for 2-3 min. Then remove from the heat and allow to cool.
    • Stir in the pesto.
  3. For the arancini

    • Mix the breadcrumbs and semolina together then place into a shallow tray. Crack the eggsthen pour into a separate shallow tray and pour the flour into another shallow tray.
    • Spread the tomato mix over half of the chilled rice then sprinkle over the mozzarella.
    • Fold the remaining rice over on top to create a sandwich.
    • Take roughly 40g balls of the rice and roll then dip into the flour then egg and finally the breadcrumbs ensuring the rice is completely covered.
    • Chill until needed.
  4. For service

    • Preheat a deep fat fryer to 180°C.
    • Carefully place the balls into the hot oil and cook for 3-4 min. or until golden brown then remove and drain on kitchen paper.
    • Pour the water and KNORR Tomato & Basil Concentrate Sauce into a saucepan and bring to a simmer. Cook for 2-3 min. or until the sauce thickens then pour out into dip pots.
    • Serve 3 arancini with a portion of sauce to dip into.
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