Mushroom and bacon arancini

Preparation time:
40 mins plus 2 hours chilling time
Cooking time:
45 mins
about 40 arancini
Tasty arancini balls filled with mushroom and bacon are a perfect entree or lunch snack.


2½ cups chicken stock
1 cup aborio rice
1 Tbsp olive oil
20g butter
1 onion, finely chopped
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
3 bacon rashers, finely chopped
150g mushrooms, finely chopped
125g grated Kraft Tasty Natural Cheese
¼ cup Kraft Grated Parmesan Cheese
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
¾ cup plain flour
2 eggs, beaten
¼ cup milk
2 cups dried breadcrumbs
Olive oil, for deep-frying


1| Put stock in a large saucepan and bring to the boil. Stir in rice, cover, reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat. Set aside, covered, for 15 minutes. Transfer to a bowl.

2| Meanwhile, heat oil and butter in a medium pan on a medium heat. Add onion, garlic, bacon and mushroom. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 8-10 minutes or until golden. Add onion mixture and cheeses to rice, and stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside to cool, then refrigerate for 2 hours.

3| Shape tablespoons of mixture into balls. Coat balls with flour, dusting off excess. Dip into combined egg and milk, then coat with breadcrumbs. Cover and refrigerate until ready to cook.

4| Heat enough oil in a large saucepan to come one-third of the way up the side of the pan. Cook arancini in batches, turning, for 4-5 minutes or until golden. Drain on paper towel. Serve immediately.

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  1. Jennie10:24am Tuesday 15th January 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    If you don't like it...... don't cook it, BUT you are missing out on one of the best tasting entrees I have ever tasted. Served them once, and had to give 4 friends the recipe.

  2. Janine05:25pm Monday 14th January 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    looks delicious. I will try this one, without the bacon though.

  3. Glib02:05pm Monday 14th January 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    High in SODIUM & FAT.

  4. Buster01:36pm Thursday 01st November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Thanks Di. I agree. What is the point of these people posting? If you have nothing (nice) to say then don't post. I don't personally like mushrooms, but I 'm sure for others this recipe would be great.

  5. Deanna11:13am Thursday 01st November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    what a sewer the internet has become. Arent we supposed to be commenting on Arancini rice balls not spreading hate.... Good one Bear, yes they do look yum, at least one decent reply. I wonder how many the mixture makes. I'm going to try these.

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  7. BEAR05:53pm Wednesday 31st October 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    LOOK'S yum

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