Arancini III

Risotto balls are stuffed with cheese, breaded and fried. The ooey gooey centers filled with delicious fontina cheese and fresh thyme add classic flavor to this Italian dish. A favorite of my family.

Place the wine and saffron in a cup or small bowl. Stir briefly, then let it sit. Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion; cook and stir until transparent, about...


  • 1 pinch saffron threads, crushed
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 6 cups chicken broth, or as needed
  • 3 cups Arborio rice
  • 1 small white onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 pound fontina cheese, cubed
  • 2 cups plain dried bread crumbs
  • 1 quart olive oil for frying

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