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Cheesy Broccoli Arancini

cheesy broccoli arancini Appetizer Italian
Cheesy Broccoli Arancini
  • Prep 1 hr 30 min
  • Total 3 hr 30 min
  • Servings 8

An Italian fried risotto ball, made green with broccoli and cheese.

Molly Yeh
Updated October 25, 2016
Progresso Breadcrumbs
Make with
Progresso Breadcrumbs

Ingredients

  • 1
    carton (32 oz) Progresso™ chicken broth
  • 1/4
    cup vegetable oil
  • 1
    small or medium onion, finely chopped
  • Kosher salt
  • 1
    cup uncooked Arborio rice
  • 1
    cup dry white wine
  • 4
    oz shredded Parmesan cheese
  • Black pepper
  • Vegetable oil, for frying
  • 2 1/2
    cups Progresso™ plain panko crispy bread crumbs
  • 1
    bag (12 oz) broccoli & cheese sauce
  • 1
    egg

Steps

  • 1
    In 2-quart saucepan, heat broth to simmering.
  • 2
    In 12-inch skillet, heat 1/4 cup oil. Cook onion and a pinch of salt in oil 5 to 7 minutes or until onion is soft and translucent. Add rice and cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Add wine; cook and stir until absorbed into rice. Add broth, 1 cup at a time, and stir constantly, until absorbed into rice. Add cheese; cook until melted. Add pepper and more salt to taste.
  • 3
    Cool in refrigerator at least 2 hours but no longer than 12 hours.
  • 4
    Heat 3 inches of oil in large pot over medium heat to 360°F.
  • 5
    While oil is heating, place 1 1/2 cups of the bread crumbs in a bowl, and season with salt and pepper. Microwave broccoli 5 minutes.
  • 6
    Mix egg and remaining 1 cup bread crumbs into rice mixture. Scoop into 3-inch balls, pressing small scoop of broccoli into center of each. Coat balls in bread crumbs, and fry in batches 3 to 5 minutes or until golden brown.
  • 7
    Transfer to paper towels to drain. Cool slightly, and serve.

  • Try adding chopped cooked bacon, pancetta or other meat to the centers along with the broccoli!
  • These are great served with red sauce.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
547.3
% Daily Value
Total Fat
45.5g
70%
Saturated Fat
5.2g
26%
Cholesterol
32.9mg
11%
Sodium
606.9mg
25%
Potassium
200.0mg
6%
Total Carbohydrate
23.5g
8%
Dietary Fiber
1.9g
8%
Sugars
1.9g
Protein
9.1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin C
64.30%
64%
Calcium
19.60%
20%
Iron
8.80%
9%
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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