If you love this world-famous Italian street food but you don't eat meat, then our vegetarian arancini are definitely a must-try!
Arancini are risotto balls which are usually stuffed with bolognese sauce, coated with breadcrumbs, and then deep-fried.
As here at Foodaciously we like to try out tasty and healthy variations of the food you love, we have made these rice balls lower in fats and calories without giving up on taste.
What's so great about this recipe, is that the arancini are oven-baked instead of deep-fried and have no butter. Moreover, the vegetarian filling made with aubergines, tomatoes, and chickpeas replaces beef mince which is known for its high saturated fats. This way each arancino provides just 200kcal and 1/4 of the fats compared to other recipes.
These rice balls taste great both warm and cold, making a great recipe to prepare as a party snack, a dinner appetiser, or as a picnic idea. You can even make a meal out of it and pack them in your lunch box.
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