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Gluten Free Arancini Rice Balls

Our Arancini Rice Balls are crispy on the outside but have a yummy, cheesy center. These rice balls will make a perfect appetizer for any occasion, and no one can ever tell they’re gluten-free!


  • 2 cups of cooked white rice
  • 1/2 cup of grated parmesan
  • 3 eggs
  • 9 mini mozzarella balls
  • 1 cup of gluten free italian breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 tsp. of salt
  • 1/2 tsp. of garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. of oregano
  • 1/2 tsp. of red pepper flakes
  • 2 tbsp. of parsley
  • 1 cup of marinara sauce
  • Vegetable Oil


  1. Cook SmartRice according to directions.
  2. In a large pot, heat enough vegetable oil to cover 4 inches of the pot.
  3. Once your rice is cooked, lightly mash it with a fork.
  4. Add 1 egg, salt, and parmesan to the mixture and combine with your hands.

  5. Take a portion of the mixture and form a ball around 1 mozzarella pearl. Complete this step until your mixture runs out.
  6. In a separate bowl, whisk the remaining 2 eggs and dip in the arancini balls.
  7. In a separate bowl combine breadcrumbs, garlic powder, oregano, and red pepper flakes.
  8. Roll your balls in the breadcrumb mix. Shake off any excess.
  9. Once your oil is ready, add 2-3 arancini balls into the oil and fry them until golden brown and cooked throughout.
  10. Remove the balls when ready and place on a paper towel to dry. Complete this step until all balls have been fried.
  11. Top your arancini balls with fresh parsley and grated parmesan cheese. Serve your arancini balls with a side of warmed up marinara sauce.
  12. Enjoy!

SmartRice® is Good for You and Good for the Earth.

Rice – the most consumed calorie around the world and the second-highest in worldwide production. And yet, this most ancient of grains can offer the latest sustainable solution for even greater production on fewer acres reducing the need for chemicals, energy and water. It can – if that rice is SmartRice®. Developed through classical breeding, coupled with computer-aided trait selection, SmartRice® is better rice. It has the smallest carbon footprint of all commercially grown rice, thanks to a higher photosynthetic rate and naturally-occurring pest and disease tolerance, requiring less water, nitrogen and pesticides. SmartRice® is helping foster optimized on-farm growing practices to increase the appeal of America’s rice crop both domestically and overseas. Selecting SmartRice® as your preferred rice ingredient is the sustainable choice.

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