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    Lemon Parmesan Risotto Balls

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    1 hr 15 mins

    25 mins

    50 mins

    Manami's Note:

    Saw these being made on and they looked very interesting. Inactive cooling time is an hour.

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    1. 1
    2. 2
      Heat the vegetable stock in a pot next to the risotto pot, keep ladle in it to use.
    3. 3
      Saute the onion in the olive oil until wilted, add the garlic and cook for another minute or so.
    4. 4
      Add in the Arborio rice and saute for a few minutes, making sure all the rice pieces are toasted slightly.
    5. 5
      Add in just enough stock to cover the rice and stir frequently.
    6. 6
      As the rice absorbs the stock add the remainder of the stock and let the risotto cook through.(16-20 minutes).
    7. 7
      If it is not tender add some hot water until the risotto is tender.
    8. 8
      When cooked through add in 1/2 of lemon juice, lemon zest, Parmesan, mozzarella and half-and-half and parsley leaves.
    9. 9
      Mix thoroughly.
    10. 10
      Taste to see if there is enough lemon juice, if not add the remaining amt. Also, check for seasonings; add salt and pepper to taste.
    11. 11
      Allow to cool for an hour or so.
    12. 12
    13. 13
      Heat the oil to 375F in a large pot.
    14. 14
      Place the panko bread crumbs in a shallow dish.
    15. 15
      Using a small spoon or small ice cream scooper form the risotto into 1" balls and roll them in the bread crumbs.
    16. 16
      Set aside until complete.
    17. 17
      Place a few balls in the hot oil at a time.
    18. 18
      Cook the balls for 2-3 minutes.
    19. 19
      Drain them on paper towels.
    20. 20
      Sprinkle with Parmesan and serve.
    21. 21
      *Use with a marinara type sauce for dipping.

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    Nutritional Facts for Lemon Parmesan Risotto Balls

    Serving Size: 1 (82 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 30

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 156.3
    Calories from Fat 42
    Total Fat 4.6 g
    Saturated Fat 2.0 g
    Cholesterol 8.8 mg
    Sodium 223.8 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 22.4 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.2 g
    Sugars 1.5 g
    Protein 5.7 g

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