Time for some correct deep fried gluten free arancini! A basic Italian rice balls with a crispy breadcrumb coating.

Whereas I really like my baked arancini recipe, generally you simply need that additional crispy, golden exterior that solely deep frying can ship. And BOY these style unbelievable.

Arancini normally have a filling of ragu, mozzarella or comparable, however to make mine additional simple I’ve merely blended grated mozzarella and lemon zest by the rice. If you wish to add a filling, please be at liberty, as these will nonetheless work completely.

For the risotto filling, I’ve used my butternut squash and pancetta risotto within the ones pictured. My spring vegetable risotto and hen, mushroom and sundried tomato risotto additionally work rather well.

Gluten Free Arancini Recipe

You’ll discover the recipe for these gluten free arancini under, together with some technique images to assist information you. Any questions while you’re making it, please do message me on social media (@myglutenfreeguide) or electronic mail me at [email protected].

I deep fry mine in a pan of oil, however you should utilize a deep fats fryer as an alternative when you’ve got one. If you would like an air fryer or oven pleasant recipe, strive my oven baked arancini as an alternative.

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Thanks a lot! Laura xxx

Gluten Free Arancini

Yield: Makes 16

Gluten Free Arancini

Prep Time:

Prepare dinner Time:
5 minutes

Complete Time:
20 minutes

Golden, crispy deep fried arancini – Italian rice balls coated in breadcrumbs – made gluten free. Such a scrumptious savoury deal with!


  • 680g chilled risotto (or nevertheless a lot leftovers you have got – you possibly can merely make extra/fewer arancini)
  • 80g shredded mozzarella
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 2 tsp milk
  • 100g gluten free plain/all goal/rice flour
  • 120g gluten free breadcrumbs
  • 1 litre vegetable oil for frying


  1. Combine the risotto with the shredded mozzarella and lemon zest till effectively mixed. Divide the combination into 16 balls, roughly 50g every.
  2. Take a deep saucepan and add oil till the oil is about 10cm deep (or a deep fats fryer can also be high quality). Set over a medium flame and warmth to 160C, while you’re shaping the arancini.
  3. Combine the eggs and milk collectively in a single small bowl. Add the flour to a second bowl. Then the breadcrumbs to a 3rd. Take a rice ball and roll it utterly within the flour. Then roll it within the egg wash, then lastly roll it within the breadcrumbs till it’s utterly coated. Put aside on a plate and repeat the method till all of the rice balls are coated.
  4. As soon as the oil has reached 160C, very rigorously place some arancini within the oil to fry. Do not overcrowd the pan, I are inclined to fry 3-4 at a time, retaining the oil between 160-170C. Fry the arancini for five minutes till golden, sometimes turning them. Then carry from the oil utilizing a skimmer and set on a plate lined with absorbant kitchen paper.
  5. Repeat till you have got a plateful of golden arancini balls. Function a celebration nibble or a scrumptious starter, or make right into a essential course with a giant leafy inexperienced salad on the aspect. I generally make a yummy pink pepper dip to go together with them, merely mixing jarred pink peppers with a handful of contemporary basil leaves.

I hope you’re keen on these arancini. Bear in mind if you need a more healthy various you possibly can strive my baked aranicini recipe as an alternative. And while you’re right here, why not take a look at a few of my different gluten free Italian-inspired recipes:

Take pleasure in! Laura xxx