Arancini with minced meat

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Arancini, or fried rice balls are a popular Italian dish. Try these tonight.

Sunwhite® White Medium-Grain Calrose Rice

Sunwhite® White Medium-Grain Calrose Rice

Sunwhite® Calrose Rice is an oval medium-grain white rice known for its quality and taste. When cooked, Calrose rice becomes soft and tender with a tendency to stick together due to its succulent grains, allowing it to retain its moisture. Sunwhite® Calrose Rice is used in dishes that require a bit more creaminess as well as a side dish to compliment almost every meal. Its versatility means that it can be used in everything from starters and soups to desserts. For best results, rinse this rice with cold water. Drain well before cooking. All rice is naturally gluten-free. 4kg and 9kg packages are available in Jordan only.

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Ingredients to serve:

  • 2 tbsp Butter

  • 2 clove Garlic (minced)

  • 1 Small Onion (finely diced)

  • 1½ cup Sunwhite Medium-Grain Rice

  • ½ cup Water

  • 3½ cup Chicken Broth

  • 1 cup Milk

  • 1 Egg

  • 1 cup Cheddar Cheese (grated)

  • ¾ cup Mozzarella Cheese (grated)

  • 2½ tbsp Fresh Parsley (finely chopped)

  • ½ tsp Salt And Pepper

  • 200 g Minced Meat

  • ½ cup Plain Flour

  • ½ tsp Salt And Black Pepper

  • 2 Eggs

  • 2 cup Breadcrumbs

  • Cooking Oil

Medium Grain

White medium grain rice is a round, tender and succulent grain, allowing it to lock in moisture when it is cooked. This rice is often used in dishes that require a bit more creaminess, like paella or risotto. It is also ideal in your favourite Middle Eastern, Korean and Spanish dishes.








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  • Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F.

  • Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and onion and cook for 5 minutes until soft.

  • Add rice and stir until grains turn translucent. Add water and turn up the heat to medium high. Cook until liquid is mostly absorbed/evaporated.

  • Add chicken broth and milk. Stir, bring to simmer, cover, then transfer to oven. Baked, covered, for 30 to 40 minutes until all liquid is absorbed and rice is tender.

  • Remove from oven and allow to cool. Add Rice Mixture Ingredients and mix to combine. Cover and transfer to refrigerator for at least 3 hours or preferably overnight.


    Mix flour, salt and pepper in a shallow bowl, eggs in another (lightly beaten) and bread crumbs in a third shallow bowl.

  • Measure out a level (packed) ice cream scoop of rice mixture (about 2 1/2 tbsp) and roll into a ball

  • Roll in flour, then dredge in egg mixture, then coat in bread crumbs, pressing to coat. Repeat with remaining mixture.


    In a medium saucepan, pour in oil and heat over medium high heat.

  • Carefully transfer a few balls into the hot oil, using a spoon. Turn frequently so they cook golden evenly, and when they are a deep golden brown, remove onto a paper towel lined plate to drain.

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