Indulge in the luxurious flavors of truffle with this delicious Truffle Arancini recipe. These crispy and creamy Italian rice balls are loaded with the earthy and aromatic truffle essence, making them a perfect appetizer or party snack. With a golden brown crust and a gooey melted cheese center, these Truffle Arancini are sure to impress your guests and leave them craving for more. Serve them hot with a side of marinara sauce for a truly decadent experience.

Preparation time: 20 minutes | Cooking Time: 30 minutes | Total Time: 50 minutes | Serves: 4


  • 1 cup Arborio rice
  • 2 ½ cups vegetable broth
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup truffle oil
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 8 oz fresh mozzarella, cut into small cubes
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Oil for frying


  1. In a saucepan, heat the vegetable broth until simmering.
  2. In a separate pan, heat some oil and sauté the onion and garlic until translucent.
  3. Add the Arborio rice to the pan and cook for 2-3 minutes until the rice is coated with oil.
  4. Add a ladleful of hot broth to the rice and stir continuously until the liquid is absorbed. Repeat this process until the rice is creamy and cooked through.
  5. Remove the pan from heat and stir in the Parmesan cheese, truffle oil, salt, and pepper.
  6. Let the mixture cool, then shape tablespoonfuls of the risotto around the mozzarella cubes to form balls.
  7. Dip each ball in beaten egg, then coat with breadcrumbs.
  8. Heat oil in a deep fryer or pan and fry the arancini balls until golden brown and crispy.
  9. Remove from the oil and drain on a paper towel.
  10. Serve hot with marinara sauce.

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 350 || Carbohydrates: 45g || Protein: 13g || Fat: 12g || Fiber: 2g

What I Love About This Recipe?

  1. The rich truffle flavor adds a touch of luxury to this classic Italian dish.
  2. The creamy and cheesy center of the arancini is simply irresistible.
  3. The crispy breadcrumb coating provides a satisfying crunch with every bite.
  4. These Truffle Arancini are perfect for entertaining and impressing guests with minimal effort.
  5. They can be easily customized with different fillings or sauces to suit your taste preferences.

What To Avoid While Making this Recipe?

  1. Avoid overcooking the rice, as it can become mushy and compromise the texture of the arancini.
  2. Avoid overcrowding the frying pan, as it can lower the oil temperature and result in soggy arancini.
  3. Avoid skipping the step of letting the risotto mixture cool before shaping the arancini, as it helps the balls hold their shape better during frying.
  4. Avoid using too much salt, as both the Parmesan cheese and truffle oil can already be salty.
  5. Avoid reheating the arancini in the microwave, as it can make them soggy – instead, reheat them in the oven for a crispy exterior.

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