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For the risotto

  • Olive oil 20 ml
  • Onions 100 g
  • Arborio rice 450 g
  • Water 1.5 l
  • KNORR Paste Bouillon Mediterranean Vegetable 2 x 1kg (as sold) 40 g

For the filling

  • Sausage meat 300 g
  • Fennel seeds 2 g
  • Chilli flakes 1 g

For the arancini

  • White breadcrumbs 300 g
  • Semolina 300 g
  • Plain flour 300 g
  • Egg 400 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

    • Place a frying pan on to a medium heat and add the fennel seeds, chilli flakes, and dry fry for 1-2 min.
    • Add the sausage meat to the pan and increase the heat. Fry for 8-10 min. or until golden brown and crispy.
    • Remove from the heat and drain off any fat.
    • Allow to cool until needed.
  3. For the arancini

    • Mix the breadcrumbs and semolina together then place into a shallow tray. Crack the eggs and lightly beat then pour into a separate shallow tray and pour the flour into another shallow tray.
    • Spread the sausage meat over half of the chilled rice then 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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