Risotto Croquettes

Risotto Croquettes

prep time

minutes
cook time

minute
servings
24
pieces

Ingredients



















Cooking Instructions

For risotto:


1

Bring the chicken stock and water to a boil in a saucepan on the back burner of the stove. Reduce the heat to simmer.


2

Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat.. Add the onion and sauté until soft, 5 to 10 minutes. Add the rice and continue to stir over medium heat, uncovered, 3 to 4 minutes, until the outside edge of each grain of rice is transparent and there is a tiny white dot in the interior of each grain. Add a ladle of stock (1/4 to 1/2 cup); stir. When the liquid is absorbed, add another ladleful of stock, and continue to stir. Keep the grains moist at all times. Stir frequently, adding more stock a ladleful at a time. Cook 18 to 22 minutes, until the rice is firm but tender, without a chalky center. (If necessary, add hot water if you run out of stock.) Continue cooking, stirring, until all the liquid is absorbed and the rice is very dry. Remove from the heat. Add the tomato sauce and parmesan. Mix well. Cool completely.


3

When the risotto has cooled, add the egg yolk, and mix well. Season with salt and pepper. For easier handling, chill at least 1 hour.


For filling:


1

In a small bowl, combine the ham, green beans or asparagus, and diced mozzarella.


2

To assemble croquettes: Work with half of the rice mixture at a time; keep the other half refrigerated. Pat 2 rounded tablespoons of rice mixture to cover the palm of one hand. Place 1 tablespoon of filling in the center. Gently close your hand to envelop the filling. Using both hands, shape the mass into an oval about the size and shape of a large egg. Place the croquettes on a baking sheet and continue until you use all of the ingredients.


3

Heat 3 inches of oil to 375°F. Dip the croquettes in the beaten eggs, and then roll in the bread crumbs. Set on a baking sheet or waxed paper. Deep-fry the croquettes, a few at a time, until golden brown, about 45 seconds. Remove and drain. Serve hot, warm, or at room temperature.


Ingredients



















Cooking Instructions

For risotto:


1

Bring the chicken stock and water to a boil in a saucepan on the back burner of the stove. Reduce the heat to simmer.


2

Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat.. Add the onion and sauté until soft, 5 to 10 minutes. Add the rice and continue to stir over medium heat, uncovered, 3 to 4 minutes, until the outside edge of each grain of rice is transparent and there is a tiny white dot in the interior of each grain. Add a ladle of stock (1/4 to 1/2 cup); stir. When the liquid is absorbed, add another ladleful of stock, and continue to stir. Keep the grains moist at all times. Stir frequently, adding more stock a ladleful at a time. Cook 18 to 22 minutes, until the rice is firm but tender, without a chalky center. (If necessary, add hot water if you run out of stock.) Continue cooking, stirring, until all the liquid is absorbed and the rice is very dry. Remove from the heat. Add the tomato sauce and parmesan. Mix well. Cool completely.


3

When the risotto has cooled, add the egg yolk, and mix well. Season with salt and pepper. For easier handling, chill at least 1 hour.


For filling:


1

In a small bowl, combine the ham, green beans or asparagus, and diced mozzarella.


2

To assemble croquettes: Work with half of the rice mixture at a time; keep the other half refrigerated. Pat 2 rounded tablespoons of rice mixture to cover the palm of one hand. Place 1 tablespoon of filling in the center. Gently close your hand to envelop the filling. Using both hands, shape the mass into an oval about the size and shape of a large egg. Place the croquettes on a baking sheet and continue until you use all of the ingredients.


3

Heat 3 inches of oil to 375°F. Dip the croquettes in the beaten eggs, and then roll in the bread crumbs. Set on a baking sheet or waxed paper. Deep-fry the croquettes, a few at a time, until golden brown, about 45 seconds. Remove and drain. Serve hot, warm, or at room temperature.


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