The perfect accompaniment for suppli di riso is warm marinara.
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Fried Risotto Balls

Fried Risotto Balls, Suppli di Riso, is the perfect way to use up leftover risotto… if you happen to have any. Stuffed with muenster cheese and served with warm marinara, this infamous Roman street food can easily be made at home.

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Italian
Keyword arancini recipe, risotto balls, suppli di riso
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 9 each
Calories 124 kcal
Author ijustmakesandwiches


  • 3 cups leftover risotto
  • 2 ounces muenster cheese cut into small pieces
  • 3 eggs for egg wash
  • All purpose flour for breading
  • Fine panko breadcrumbs for breading
  • Minced herbs parsley and basil, for garnish
  • Freshly grated parmesan for garnish


  1. Scoop cooled, leftover risotto into balls with an ice cream scoop. Once risotto has been balled, press a dent into the ball with your thumb and fill with one small piece of muenster cheese. Cover filling with risotto.
  2. Place beaten eggs, flour, and panko into separate bowls and bread suppli in the following order: flour, egg, and panko. Make sure that the risotto balls are completely covered in each step. Place on a sheet pan for ease and cleanliness.
  3. Heat a large saucepot, filled ¾ of the way with frying oil (I used vegetable for my frying) until the oil is about 350 degrees. One at a time, and with a spider, place the suppli in the hot oil (about 3 at a time) and allow to fry until golden brown, about 3-5 minutes.
  4. Remove suppli from the oil and season with salt. Once all suppli are finished frying, serve immediately and garnish with freshly grated parmesan cheese and minced herbs. Serve alongside marinara.
Nutrition Facts
Fried Risotto Balls
Amount Per Serving (1 each)
Calories 124 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 60mg 20%
Sodium 60mg 3%
Potassium 44mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 17g 6%
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 2.9%
Calcium 5.3%
Iron 6.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.