Crunchy Italian Bites

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Health Score:
7,5 / 10
Difficulty:
moderate
Difficulty
Preparation:
1 hr 15 min.
Preparation

Ingredients

for
4
Ingredients
0.333 cup butter
2 shallots (finely chopped)
1 ½ cups short-grain Rice (rinsed thoroughly)
2 cups vegetable stock
½ cup grated Parmesan
1 onion (finely diced)
1 large egg (beaten)
1 cup Diced ham
3 sprigs Basil (chopped)
2 cups panko breadcrumbs
vegetable oil (for frying)
salt
peppers
How healthy are the main ingredients?
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Preparation steps

1.
Prepare the risotto: Melt 50 g butter in a frying pan, add the shallots and fry without allowing to brown.
2.
Next, add the rice and cook until it becomes translucent. Bring the stock to the boil and pour it over the rice.
3.
Make Parmesan shavings using a potato peeler. Add them to the rice, mix and cook over a low heat, adding a ladleful of stock every so often when it has been absorbed by the rice.
4.
Prepare the croquettes: Melt the rest of the butter in a frying pan and fry the chopped onion without allowing it to brown.
5.
Pour the rice into a mixing bowl. Add the onion, whole egg, diced ham and chopped basil and season lightly with salt and pepper. Mix well.
6.
Make small balls of the mixture and roll them in the breadcrumbs, coating them evenly.
7.
Heat the frying oil to 180°C | 350F. Gently immerse the rice croquettes in the oil, two or three at a time, for around 2-3 minutes, until they are golden-brown and crisp. Drain them on kitchen paper.
8.
Serve hot with a salad.