It's portable, nutritious, and brings back happy memories of seaside holidays. What is it? It's our new seafood rice balls recipe!
Inspired once again by the Sicilian arancini, we add a new member to our family of rice balls, one filled with tasty surprises.
Our seafood arancini differ from the original Italian crispy rice bites in three ways.
First, we made these rice balls without breadcrumbs. Instead, we used a gluten-free coating made with nuts and seeds - so that our celiac friends can enjoy a crunchy treat without worries. This coating bursts with wholesome plant-based fats, vitamins and minerals, and makes a much healthier crust than plain breadcrumbs.
Then, we gave the rice a little boost. Just like tradition demands, we cooked rice al dente, but we used fish stock during the process for added seafood flavour. Moreover, we gave some colour and added nutrients to the rice by mixing it with a few mashed sweet potatoes.
Finally, we baked our risotto balls instead of deep-frying them, reducing the unnecessary fats that would otherwise soak in the coating.
The result? A healthy appetiser in just 190 calories, and with half the fats and almost 10 grams of proteins per croquette.
Follow our easy steps below, and you'll be nibbling on these crispy treats in no time! Don't forget to check our FAQ and tips section after the recipe, for more info and help.