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Arancini with tomato and balsamic sauce

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arancini with tomato and balsamic sauce
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These delicious cheesy risotto balls are filled with a tangy tomato and balsamic sauce.

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Arancini with tomato and balsamic sauce

1.Bring stock and the water to the boil in small saucepan. Reduce heat; cover and simmer.
2.Heat half of the oil in medium saucepan, add onion and garlic; cook, stirring until soft. Add rice; stir to coat in onion mixture. Stir in ½ cup simmering stock mixture; stir, over medium heat until liquid is absorbed. Continue adding stock, in ½-cup batches, stirring, until liquid is absorbed after each addition. Total cooking time should be about 20 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in cheeses. Cover; refrigerate 30 minutes.
3.Meanwhile, heat remaining oil in small frying pan, add beef; cook, stirring until browned. Stir in paste and the water; cook, stirring, about 5 minutes or until mixture thickens, season to taste. Cool.
4.Make tomato and balsamic sauce.
5.To make arancini, shape tablespoons of rice mixture into cup shapes in palm of hand; fill with 1 teaspoon beef mixture. Carefully roll rice into balls to enclose filling. Roll arancini in breadcrumbs.
6.Heat oil in deep medium saucepan; deep-fry arancini in batches until browned. Drain on absorbent paper. Serve arancini with tomato and balsamic sauce.

Tomato and balsamic sauce

7.Combine ingredients in small saucepan; bring to the boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally, about 10 minutes or until sauce thickens. Season to taste.

You could use ½ cup leftover bolognese mixture to fill the arancini.


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