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Mozzarella Arancini

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Prep time: 5 minutes | Cook time: 8 to 11 minutes | Makes 16 arancini
2 cups cooked rice, cooled
2 eggs, beaten
1½ cups panko bread crumbs, divided
½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons minced fresh basil
16¾-inch cubes Mozzarella cheese
2 tablespoons olive oil

  1. Set the temperature of the air fryer oven to 400ºF (204ºC). Press Start to begin
    preheating.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the rice, eggs, ½ cup of the bread crumbs, Parmesan
    cheese, and basil. Form this mixture into 16 1½-inch balls.
  3. Poke a hole in each of the balls with the finger and insert a Mozzarella cube.
    Form the rice mixture firmly around the cheese.
  4. On a shallow plate, combine the remaining 1 cup of the bread crumbs with the
    olive oil and mix well. Roll the rice balls in the bread crumbs to coat.
  5. Air fry the arancini in batches for 8 to 11 minutes or until golden brown.
  6. Serve hot.

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