Ham and Cheese Arancini (Italian Fried Rice Balls)

30 mins (prep 20, cooking 10)
17 ingredients
4-6 servings
Yummy, comforting deep-fried rice balls filled with ham and onion, stuffed with melty, gooey cheese! I came up with these tasty little morsels after having something similar at a tapas restaurant in my hometown. Sadly, that restaurant closed its doors, so I was forced to recreate my favorite dish. *I have made these with havarti and swiss cheeses instead of the cheddar: all are equally good!* NOTE: After reading the review, please note: You definitely want to use rice that is somewhat sticky. Do not use leftover fluffy rice that has had the starch rinsed off as they will not hold together well.

Categories:  ham , pasta,-rice-and-grains , rice , italian , comfort-food , taste~mood , cheese , appetizer , snack , eggs~dairy , leftovers , time-to-make , <-30-mins , european , pork , meat ,
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Serving Size (145.98 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 462.25 Calories from Fat 208.89
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23.21g 142.81%
Saturated Fat 13.1g 261.97%
Trans Fat 0.78g %
Cholesterol 59.07mg 78.75%
Sodium 886.74mg 147.79%
Total Carbohydrate 53.41g 71.22%
Dietary Fiber 5.37 g 85.92%
Sugars 3.77 g %
Protein 12.3g 98.44%
Vitamin A 595.45IU% Vitamin C 1.09mg%
Calcium 179.68mg% Iron 3.48mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
cooked rice, romano cheese, dried parsley, seasoning salt, extra-sharp cheddar cheese


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