Mushroom Arancini (Risotto Balls)

The perfect Italian appetizer

Deliciously crispy these mushroom arancini balls are ideal for entertaining a crowd.

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Meadow Mushrooms


  • ½ Onion - Finely Diced
  • 2 Cloves of Garlic - crushed
  • 50ml Olive oil
  • 500g Meadows Chef's Choice Medley (50% white buttons, 50% small portabello's)
  • 300g Arborio Rice
  • 500ml Vegetable Stock or Mushroom Soup Mix
  • 50ml White Wine (Sauvignon Blanc)
  • Juice of ½ Lemon
  • 30g Butter
  • 40g Parmesan Grated
  • 3 Stalks Fresh Thyme leaves
  • 2 Cups Fine Polenta
  • Capful Truffle Oil
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  1. In a heavy based sauce pan, sweat Onion, Garlic & Mushrooms in a little olive oil. Add Rice & sweat till almost transparent. Add White Wine & reduce till liquid is almost gone, before gradually adding more stock, small amounts at a time, stirring constantly between each addition.
  2. When Rice is cooked and al dente, has a slight crunch to it, remove from heat, add lemon juice, cold diced butter, parmesan & thyme and correct seasoning, add a splash of white truffle oil if desired. Set in roasting tray and cool. Roll into bite sized balls and coat with fine polenta, deep fry or brown in fry pan with little olive oil.
  3. (Note, recipe can be halved).
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View Method Mushroom Arancini (Risotto Balls)
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