Arincini with Marinara Sauce

Arancini with Marinara Sauce

Whet their appetites with Arancini Balls with Marinara Sauce. Arancini balls are a traditional Italian appetizer of stuffed rice balls coated in bread crumbs and deep fried. Do we have your attention yet? Good. Your family will sure appreciate it!

Total Time: 35 Min(s)

Prep Time: 35 Min(s)

Servings: 16

What You Need

  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 cup chive & onion cream cheese spread
  • 3 cups cooked short-grain white rice, cooled
  • 1-1/4 cups panko bread crumbs, divided
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 Tbsp. KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese, divided
  • 2 sticks KRAFT or POLLY-O Mozzarella String Cheese
  • 2 cups oil
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh marjoram leaves
  • 1/2 cup tomato & basil pasta sauce

Let’s Make It

  1. Mix egg and cream cheese spread in large bowl until blended. Add rice, 1/2 cup bread crumbs and 1/4 cup Parmesan; mix well.
  2. Use moistened hands to roll rice mixture into 16 balls, using about 2 Tbsp. rice mixture for each ball.
  3. Cut each stick of string cheese into 8 pieces; insert 1 mozzarella piece into center of each ball, completely enclosing mozzarella with rice mixture.
  4. Combine remaining bread crumbs with 1/4 cup of the remaining Parmesan in shallow dish. Roll rice balls, 1 at a time, in bread crumb mixture, turning to evenly coat all sides of each ball.
  5. Heat oil in Dutch oven on medium-high heat to 325°F. Working in batches, add rice balls to hot oil; cook 4 to 6 min. or until evenly browned, turning occasionally. Use slotted spoon to remove rice balls from oil; drain on paper towels. Transfer rice balls to plate; sprinkle with marjoram and remaining Parmesan.
  6. Heat pasta sauce. Serve with the rice balls.
Nutrition Facts
servings per container
Serving size

Amount per serving
Calories 160
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 25mg 9%
Sodium 160mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Dietary Fiber .5g 2%
Total Sugars 1g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Protein 5g

Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 75mg 6%
Iron .7mg 4%
Potassium 0mg 0%

The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.