Mexican Inspired Arancini

I hate food waste. When we make big meals we batch cook to freeze half or eat it for lunches during the week. Yesterday I attempted to make a Fakeaway KFC Rice Box because I really had a hankering for one but it wasn’t in the budget to go to KFC. I ended up making something similar but it left me with some leftover mexican rice.

I really didn’t want the same meal again so I had a quick Google and decided to make some Arancini, the trouble was I only had the left over mexican rice and cheddar. Behold this beautiful creation was born but warning it is MESSY to make!!

Makes 4 Balls serves 1 as a meal or 2 as a starter

100g Mexican Rice – £0.30
20g Golden Breadcrumbs – £0.09
1 Medium Egg – £0.13
30g Grated cheddar cheese – £0.13

Total Cost – £0.65

1) Place the cooked mexican rice in a bowl, add in the cheese and egg and stir until mixed

2) Grab a spoonful of rice and roll into a ball. It will keep trying to fall apart but try and move it from one hand to another as quickly as possible.

3) Add 5g of the breadmix to a bowl (or your hand) and move the ball across it trying to coat it as much as possible. Place the finished ball on a baking tray. Repeat with the remaining mixture.

4) I cooked these in a Ninja Airfryer for about 15 minutes turning once but you can cook in an oven for 15-20 minutes at 200c.

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