Mushroom Arancini

Are you looking for a delicious and unique appetizer to impress your guests at your next dinner party? Look no further than Mushroom Arancini! This Italian dish combines creamy risotto with savory mushrooms, all rolled into a crispy ball and fried to perfection. In this blog post, we will walk you through the step-by-step process of making Mushroom Arancini, from cooking the risotto to shaping and frying the balls. Get ready to elevate your appetizer game with this irresistible recipe!


  • 1 cup Arborio rice
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • 1/2 cup diced mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup diced onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 2 eggs
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Oil for frying


  1. In a saucepan, bring the vegetable broth to a simmer.
  2. In a separate pan, heat some oil over medium heat and sauté the onions and garlic until translucent.
  3. Add the Arborio rice to the pan and toast it for a few minutes until it becomes translucent.
  4. Gradually add the simmering vegetable broth to the rice, one ladle at a time, stirring constantly until the liquid is absorbed.
  5. Continue this process until the rice is cooked and has a creamy consistency.
  6. Remove the rice from the heat and stir in the grated Parmesan cheese, chopped parsley, diced mushrooms, salt, and pepper.
  7. Let the mixture cool for about 30 minutes, then shape it into small balls or patties.
  8. In a bowl, beat the eggs. Dip each rice ball into the beaten eggs, then coat them with breadcrumbs.
  9. Heat oil in a pan and fry the arancini until they are golden brown and crispy on all sides.
  10. Remove from the oil and place on a paper towel to drain excess oil.


Serve the mushroom arancini hot with marinara sauce or aioli for dipping. Enjoy!