Toonish Arancini

60 min
4 servings


  • 1 yellow onion
  • 350g risotto rice
  • Olive oil for frying
  • 1 dl white wine
  • 1 dice of broth
  • 10-11 dl water
  • Fresh basil
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 dl of grated parmesan cheese
  • 30g of butter (vegan)
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 200g defrosted Toonish or 1 jar Toonish Mayo
  • 2 dl breadcrumbs
  • Rapeseed oil for deep frying
  • Aoili
  • 0,5 sl chick pea spade
  • 4 teaspoons of lemon juice
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 2,5 dl rapeseed oil
  • 2 teaspoons of truffle oil
  • Truffle salt, salt and pepper to taste
What are arancini?

Arancini are Italian rice balls stuffed and coated in breadcrumbs and deep fried. Sometimes they have tasty things inside – like Toonish!



Finely chop basil, onion and grate lemon zest.


Heat up olive oil in a pot, fry onions 2 min, add risotto rice and fry another minute.


Add white wine and bring to the boil. Crumble one bouillon cube and add a little water at a time, stirring, until all the water has boiled in and the risotto rice is cooked through. The risotto is ready after 18-20 minutes. Stir in the basil and lemon zest after half the time.


Turn down butter and grated parmesan cheese. Taste with a little salt and freshly ground black pepper. Let cool.


Mix the Toonish and chickpea spade into the risotto. Shape into round balls. Dip in breadcrumbs and place on a platter.


Fry the arancini balls golden brown in rapeseed oil and let drain on a plate with kitchen paper.

About the chef Hooked Foods

This is Tom! He's our CEO, but he doesn't create our recipes. Actually, we have a few people at Hooked who have experience in the kitchen. With that in mind, we put together some recipes based off of how we think you can use all of our products.
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