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Bacon Arancini with Raspberry Dipping Sauce

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Bacon Arancini with Raspberry Dipping Sauce

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Bacon Arancini with Raspberry Dipping Sauce



Servings6

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons Fustini's Robust SELECT olive oil
  • 3 each slices bacon, chopped
  • 1 each small yellow onion, peeled and minced
  • 4 each garlic cloves, peeled and minced
  • 1 cup arborio rice
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 3 1/2 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 lemon, zested
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2-4 cups Fustini's Tuscan Herb olive oil
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • pinch of black pepper
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 cup panko bread crumbs
Dipping Sauce

Directions

Step 1. 

Preheat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add bacon and crisp until golden, about 3-4 minutes. Add onion, garlic and rice and sauté until fragrant, 2 minutes more. Deglaze the pan with white wine, and once the wine is almost completely evaporated begin adding in the broth, 1 cup at a time (repeating with another cup, once most of the broth has been absorbed, and stirring occasionally). Once all the broth has been added, sprinkle in the cheese, lemon zest, salt and pepper. Once the rice is tender (the mixture might still be a little soupy, that’s ok) remove from the heat and set aside to cool (this step can also be done the day before and refrigerated overnight) 


Step 2. 

Preheat oil in a large dutch oven or deep fryer to 350°F. Portion rice into medium-sized balls (using a scoop or large spoon to help portion). Season flour with salt and pepper then set up your breading station by placing the seasoned flour in one bowl, eggs in another, and bread crumbs in a third. Coat rice balls in the flour, then egg (letting any excess drip off) and lastly, the bread crumbs, repeat the breading process for all. Carefully add a few breaded rice balls, working in batches, to the hot oil and fry until golden brown and crisp, about 2-3 minutes. Remove from the oil with a slotted spoon and set aside to drain on a wire rack or paper towels. 

To serve, sprinkle arancini with parmesan and basil. Serve with dipping sauce on the side.


Step 3.  Dipping Sauce

Ccombine balsamic, jam, ketchup and soy sauce in a medium bowl. Whisk to combine the dipping sauce.




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