Ham and Cheese Arancini Balls

Ham and Cheese Arancini Balls


1 box(350g) Diamond Rice Risotto - Family Pack Chicken

50g grated parmesan cheese

Handful Superb Herb oregano, chopped

1/2 box Diamond Coat’n’Cook original

50g cheddar cheese, cubed

50g mozzarella cheese cubed

50g Farmland banquet boneless leg ham, cubed


Black pepper

Oil for deep frying


Arancini balls are fun to make, serve and eat! Enjoy making them at leisure when you have time and freeze for snacks and lunch boxes anytime.

  1. Prepare the rice risotto according to the packet instructions. Fluff, mix in the parmesan cheese and chopped oregano thoroughly and let it cool.
  2. Using a ladle, small bowl or large spoon, make even sized rice balls inserting a few cheese and ham cubes in the middle of each one.
  3. Coat the arancini with coat’n’cook breadcrumbs.
  4. Deep fry the arancini balls in batches at 180℃ for 1-2 minutes until crispy and golden. To test the temperature, drop a breadcrumb into the oil. It should dip down halfway into the oil and then float immediately. Alternatively, cook in an airfryer 200℃ for 7 minutes.
  1. Drain arancini balls on a paper towel to absorb excess oil.
Cook’s tip 1 : You can freeze the uncooked arancini on a metal tray and transfer them into a freezer bag when they are frozen solidly through. Store uncooked for up to 3 months in the freezer. Cooked arancini can be frozen too. Wrap in plastic wrap and foil and freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw and reheat in the microwave or in the oven at 180℃.