Fitness Arancini Recipe

oven-baked rice balls filled with mozzarella

goal Muscle Building
Total time 60 mins
Schwierigkeit Easy
Nutritional value (per portion)
Kcal 234
Protein 12 g
Fat 7 g
KH 29 g
Ingredients …

3 Persons

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This recipe yields about 9 arancini. One arancino has 234 kcal and 12g of protein.
1 tbsp olive oil
1 onion, diced
300 g risotto rice (dry)
1.2 liters vegetable broth
50 g grated parmesan cheese
80 g low-fat mozzarella
1 egg
100 g Protein Flakes
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salt, pepper, olive oil spray
200 g tomato sauce for serving (optional)

Fitness Arancini Recipe

oven-baked rice balls filled with mozzarella

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Make arancini and catapult yourself straight to Italy. This Sicilian specialty is made of rice (usually leftover risotto) rolled into a ball, filled, and fried. We won’t fry them, of course, in our kitchen. We opt for the oven to keep the fat content lower – but they still stay moist. Our crispy coating is made of Protein Flakes, keeping them gluten-free and increasing their protein values.


  • Heat the olive oil in a pot over medium heat. Saute the onions until they are transparent.
  • Add the risotto rice to the pot. Saute until it also turns transparent. Add a splash of vegetable broth and stir.
  • Gradually add the rest of the vegetable broth, stirring frequently. Always add only enough broth to just cover the rice, then let it absorb the liquid before adding more.
  • After 20 minutes, when the rice is cooked, add the parmesan and stir. Allow to cool fully.
  • Preheat the oven to 200° C.
  • Cut the mozzarella into 9 cubes. Shape the risotto into 9 fist-sized balls, and press a cube of mozzarella into the middle of each one. Reshape the ball so the mozzarella is covered.
  • Beat the egg in a shallow bowl. Blitz the Protein Flakes in a food processor until they're ground finer. Spread them on a plate.
  • Coat each ball first with the beaten eggs, then roll in the Protein Flakes to coat all over.
  • Place the arancini on a piece of parchment paper on a baking tray.
  • Spray with an oil spray and bake for 25-30 minutes, until golden-brown.
  • Serve with tomato sauce if desired.
  • Enjoy!
Our tip Fitness Arancini Recipe

Our Tip

Which rice should you use for arancini? We use risotto rice - a round-grain rice. Look for arborio, vialone, or carnaroli, and stay away from the rice-pudding sort, as it gets sticky and soft when it's cooked. Arancini need their rice to stay firm, just like it is in a risotto.
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