Leftover risotto is pretty horrid. So turn it into something amazing with just a few ingredients. These arancini balls are baked, not fried, so you won't feel as guilty when you have seconds....and thirds....and fourths.....
1. This recipe is best made with leftover risotto that has been refrigerated at least overnight.
2. The step to determine whether you need any breadcrumbs to thicken the risotto is optional. If you don't mind arancini in the shape of a pattie rather than a ball, then you do not need to do this step. Or your risotto may be thick enough so you don't need breadcrumbs anyway.
The purpose of the breadcrumbs is to adjust the consistency of the risotto so that when you roll it into balls it holds its shape rather than collapsing. It will depend on your risotto and how much liquid it absorbed. You may need to adjust the amount of breadcrumbs you use - you might need more or less or you may not need it at all. Just roll a few test balls.
3. Nutrition per serving.