Last Updated on June 3, 2015 by Chef Mireille
It’s January…a new year with new goals. I have neglected some the blogging cooking groups that I belong to. However, this month I have completed the recipes on time for Daring Cooks, Indian Cooking Challenge, We Knead to Bake & I joined a new group, Avid Bakers.
I was so happy when I saw this month’s Daring Cooks challenge. I had been planning to make Arancini anyway for the past two months. I already had a recipe drafted. However, every time I went out, I kept forgetting to stop at the liquor store to buy the white wine needed to make the risotto. Finally I became more focused to complete this month’s challenge and remembered to pick up the wine.
January’s Daring Cooks’ challenge was a ball! The lovely Manu from Manu’s
Menu brought our taste buds to the streets of Sicily and taught us her family tradition of making
arancine – filled and fried balls of risotto. Delizioso! Here’s my version of Manu’s recipe.
I made a Vegetarian filling I am sure you will love! Coupled with the nutty flavor of Asiago, this was a winner!
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 onion, chopped
- 2 cups arborio rice
- 1 2/3 cup white wine
- 3 cups chicken stock (or vegetable stock to keep it 100% Vegetarian)
- 1 teeaspoons saffron
- 1/3 cup Pecorino Romano, grated (Parmesan is traditional but Pecorino Romano is more budget friendly)
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1 cup cooked chickpeas
- 1/3 cup canned corn
- 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, finely chopped
- 2 tablespoons herb infused olive oil
- 2 teaspoons fresh rosemary, finely chopped
- lemon zest and juice from 1 lemon
- 1/2 tomato, chopped small
- 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons Asiago cheese, grated
- 1/2 cup Asiago cheese, diced
- 1/4 cup seasoned whole wheat breadcrumbs
- 1/4 cup seasoned Panco breadcrumbs
- 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/4 cup all purpose flour
- 2 egg whites
…being served at Flavors of the World Grand Finale
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Hi Mireille, thanks so much for visiting 🙂
Your arancine look very yummy!
Looks like a yummy recipe never heard of asiago cheese can we substitute it with some other cheese??
You can use Parmesan
wow thats an very new recipe 🙂 looks fantastic !! would love to taste this inviting dish !!
Delicious, Drooling here
Your Arancine look to be a tasty success with the vegetarian filling. I'd like to try that next.
I never had these with chickpea. Pinning this sounds amazing.
Looks awesome Mir! I made Arancini yesterday for the street food series and will be posting mine today.
We will just love your Chickpea Asiago Arancini, fantastic! Thanks for sharing this awesome recipe.
Arancini looks so good . especially the last picture .
Thank you for sharing the recipe .