Spicy Cheddar Arancini

Serving Size

  • 24 each 1 oz balls 


  • Arborio Rice, prepared, cooled 
  • Green Onions, chopped 
  • Serrano Pepper, finely chopped 
  • Salt 
  • Black Ground Pepper 
  • Red Pepper Flakes 
  • Egg, lightly beaten 
  • Chef’s Companion Cheese Sauce, prepared, hot 
  • Bread Crumbs 
  • Chef’s Companion Ranch Dressing 


  • 3 c
  • 1 oz 
  • 1/4 oz 
  • 1/2 tsp 
  • 1/4 tsp 
  • 1/4 tsp 
  • 1 ea
  • 3/4 c
  • 3/4 c
  • For dipping 


  1. Prepare cheese sauce per the instructions on the bag. Keep hot. 
  2. Prepare arborio rice to make risotto. You can substitute any white rice like Jasmine. (Risotto preparation below) 
  3. In large bowl blend together rice, green onions, Serrano pepper, salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, egg, cheese sauce and bread crumbs. 
  4. Take 1 oz rice mixture in hand and roll into a ball, roll in extra bread crumbs and set aside. Continue with remaining rice mixture. 
  5. Prepare the ranch dressing for dipping. 
  6. Place rice balls in fry basket and deep fry at 350°F until golden brown and hot in middle 1-2 minutes. Serve hot with side of ranch dressing or a side of marinara. 
  7. To prepare risotto: 
    2 Tbsp butter 
    3 oz onion, finely diced 
    1 c arborio rice 
    1 ½ qt stock (chicken or vegetable) 
    Cook onions in fry pan with butter over medium-high heat until translucent. 
    Add your Arborio rice and cook for a minute or two making sure not to burn the onions. Add ½ quart of the stock at a time to rice continuously stirring until rice absorb 90% of the stock. Add another ½ quart and let it reduce, and then repeat one more time. Cook the rice until al dente, then pour out onto cookie sheet, place in refrigerator and allow to cool completely. 

Products In This Recipe




Chef’s Companion – Cheese Sauce

Savory Mixes

Chef’s Companion – Ranch Dressing

Savory Mixes

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