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Vegan Asparagus Arancini

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These tasty arancini balls are made with asparagus and cashew cream filling and sesame seeds coating.

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They are a mouthwatering vegan alternative to the classic Italian recipe.

They are baked instead of deep-fried, for a flavourful snack with half the fats.

Health

Time

1h 30m

Cost

Nutrients

206 kcal

Carbs 34 grams

Sugars 1 grams

Total Fats 5 grams

Saturates 1 grams

Fibers 2 grams

Proteins 5 grams

Nutrients Data

The nutrients information on this page refers to a 2000 Kcal daily intake diet.

Each nutrient has a progress bar. A full progress bar represents the total allowance for the nutrient, based on a 500 Kcal meal.

Chart Legend

Carbs, Sugars, Total Fats, Saturates
Less than 50% of maximum recommended intake for a meal
Between 50% and 95% of maximum recommended intake for a meal
More than 95% of maximum recommended intake for a meal
Fibers, Proteins
More than 50% of recommended intake for a meal
Between 25% and 50% of recommended intake for a meal
Less than 25% of recommended intake for a meal
By visiting the full recipe page, you can get a more in depth breakdown of the nutrients for this recipe. If you prefer reading the recipe in this format instead, a link to the full recipe page will be provided at the end!

Good for Diets

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Alcohol-Free
  • Pescatarian

Contains Allergens

  • Nuts
  • Sesame
  • Gluten

Servings

12

Did you know?

Asparagus gives a unique and fresh flavour to the cream filling. And it also comes with many health benefits.

One Veggie, Many Benefits

Asparagus is a truly amazing vegetable. It's packed with antioxidants, including vitamin C, A, and E, and has lots of fibres.

This little green wonder can improve mood, aid digestion, lower blood pressure, and cleanse your body.

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Step 1

In a large pan, sizzle ​1 tbsp of olive oil with finely chopped onions. Then, add the arborio rice and turmeric, and stir it for a few minutes.

Ingredients List

For the Rice

Extra Virgin Olive Oil3tbsp
Brown Onion50g
Arborio Rice300g
Vegetable Stock600mL
Turmeric0.5tsp

For the Coating

White Flour70g
Water100mL
Breadcrumbs120g
Black Sesame Seeds15g
Garlic Powder0.5tsp
Dried Parsley1tsp

For the Asparagus Filling

Garlic Clove1
Asparagus120g
Lemon Zest0.5tsp
Cashew Nuts40g
Step 1

Pour a ladle of hot vegetable stock in the pan with the rice and mix well. Allow each ladleful to become absorbed before adding the next and continue to do so until the rice is cooked through.

Ingredients List

For the Rice

Extra Virgin Olive Oil3tbsp
Brown Onion50g
Arborio Rice300g
Vegetable Stock600mL
Turmeric0.5tsp

For the Coating

White Flour70g
Water100mL
Breadcrumbs120g
Black Sesame Seeds15g
Garlic Powder0.5tsp
Dried Parsley1tsp

For the Asparagus Filling

Garlic Clove1
Asparagus120g
Lemon Zest0.5tsp
Cashew Nuts40g

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Step 2

Season the arancini risotto with salt and pepper and spread it flat over a baking dish or tray. Cover it with cling film and place it in the fridge while you prepare the filling.

Ingredients List

For the Rice

Extra Virgin Olive Oil3tbsp
Brown Onion50g
Arborio Rice300g
Vegetable Stock600mL
Turmeric0.5tsp

For the Coating

White Flour70g
Water100mL
Breadcrumbs120g
Black Sesame Seeds15g
Garlic Powder0.5tsp
Dried Parsley1tsp

For the Asparagus Filling

Garlic Clove1
Asparagus120g
Lemon Zest0.5tsp
Cashew Nuts40g

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Step 3Part 1

Sizzle ​1 tbsp of olive oil with crushed garlic and add sliced asparagus. Cook for 10 minutes.

Ingredients List

For the Rice

Extra Virgin Olive Oil3tbsp
Brown Onion50g
Arborio Rice300g
Vegetable Stock600mL
Turmeric0.5tsp

For the Coating

White Flour70g
Water100mL
Breadcrumbs120g
Black Sesame Seeds15g
Garlic Powder0.5tsp
Dried Parsley1tsp

For the Asparagus Filling

Garlic Clove1
Asparagus120g
Lemon Zest0.5tsp
Cashew Nuts40g
Step 3Part 2

Blitz half of the asparagus with the soaked and drained cashew nuts, lemon zest, and ​1 tbsp of oil.

Ingredients List

For the Rice

Extra Virgin Olive Oil3tbsp
Brown Onion50g
Arborio Rice300g
Vegetable Stock600mL
Turmeric0.5tsp

For the Coating

White Flour70g
Water100mL
Breadcrumbs120g
Black Sesame Seeds15g
Garlic Powder0.5tsp
Dried Parsley1tsp

For the Asparagus Filling

Garlic Clove1
Asparagus120g
Lemon Zest0.5tsp
Cashew Nuts40g

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Step 4Part 1

To make one rice ball, scoop a portion of the rice into your hand and place one teaspoon of cashew cream in the centre. Then, add a few cooked asparagus bits and seal the ball by wrapping the rice around the filling.

Ingredients List

For the Rice

Extra Virgin Olive Oil3tbsp
Brown Onion50g
Arborio Rice300g
Vegetable Stock600mL
Turmeric0.5tsp

For the Coating

White Flour70g
Water100mL
Breadcrumbs120g
Black Sesame Seeds15g
Garlic Powder0.5tsp
Dried Parsley1tsp

For the Asparagus Filling

Garlic Clove1
Asparagus120g
Lemon Zest0.5tsp
Cashew Nuts40g
Step 4Part 2

Whisk the flour with water to make a smooth batter in one bowl. In another bowl, mix breadcrumbs with sesame seeds, garlic powder, and parsley.

Ingredients List

For the Rice

Extra Virgin Olive Oil3tbsp
Brown Onion50g
Arborio Rice300g
Vegetable Stock600mL
Turmeric0.5tsp

For the Coating

White Flour70g
Water100mL
Breadcrumbs120g
Black Sesame Seeds15g
Garlic Powder0.5tsp
Dried Parsley1tsp

For the Asparagus Filling

Garlic Clove1
Asparagus120g
Lemon Zest0.5tsp
Cashew Nuts40g
Step 4Part 2

Dip each rice ball in the batter and then roll it into the coating mix.

Ingredients List

For the Rice

Extra Virgin Olive Oil3tbsp
Brown Onion50g
Arborio Rice300g
Vegetable Stock600mL
Turmeric0.5tsp

For the Coating

White Flour70g
Water100mL
Breadcrumbs120g
Black Sesame Seeds15g
Garlic Powder0.5tsp
Dried Parsley1tsp

For the Asparagus Filling

Garlic Clove1
Asparagus120g
Lemon Zest0.5tsp
Cashew Nuts40g

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Step 5

Bake the prepared balls for 30 minutes at 180°C (355°F). Remove from the oven and allow to cool down a few minutes over a wire rack.

Ingredients List

For the Rice

Extra Virgin Olive Oil3tbsp
Brown Onion50g
Arborio Rice300g
Vegetable Stock600mL
Turmeric0.5tsp

For the Coating

White Flour70g
Water100mL
Breadcrumbs120g
Black Sesame Seeds15g
Garlic Powder0.5tsp
Dried Parsley1tsp

For the Asparagus Filling

Garlic Clove1
Asparagus120g
Lemon Zest0.5tsp
Cashew Nuts40g

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