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Low-Carb Arancini Balls Made With Cauliflower Rice

These easy cheesy Cauliflower Rice Arancini Balls are a seriously delicious lower-carb version of the Italian classic rice ball (perhaps even better if you ask us). Made with Fullgreen’s Cauli Rice, 100% Cauliflower Fullgreen's Original Cauliflower Rice instead of risotto rice, so forget having to wait for rice to boil. By using our steamed Cauliflower Rice you can spend less time cooking and more time eating!

Lucy Weston

Arancini Balls Minus The Rice

This quick recipe would also work nicely with other Fullgreen Cauli Rice varieties – Try it with Fullgreen’s Cauli Rice, Cauliflower with Tomatoes, Garlic & Herbs for added flavour and stuff with a filling of your choice (peppers or sundried tomatoes would be a nice addition).

Serve with a rich marinara sauce and grated Parmesan

Dietary advice

  • Gluten-Free
  • Lower Carb
  • Paleo
  • Vegetarian

This recipe does not contain any gluten (a protein found in wheat, barley, rye and other grains).

This recipe has a lower carbohydrate value than its traditional equivalent.

This recipe contains no processed foods, fatty protein, cereals or grains, making it ideal for Paleo dieters.

This recipe contains no meat from animal, birds or fish. Though it may contain dairy, eggs, or honey, it is ideal for Vegetarians.

Prep time

5-10 mins

Cook Time

10-15 mins

Calories & Carbohydrates Per Serving
  • 324Kcal
  • 10.5g of Carbohydrates

Ingredients (2 Servings) Makes 6 Arancini Balls

  • 1 x 200g Pouch, Cauli Rice, 100% Cauliflower
  • 80g Parmesan
  • 1 Large Egg
  • Panko Breadcrumbs
  • Oil (Rapeseed)
  • Seasoning (Salt & Pepper)

How to make it

Arancini Balls

  1. Place the Cauli Rice in a dry frying pan along with some grated Parmesan (about 4-5 tablespoons) and seasoning.
  2. Heat through for about 5 minutes until the cheese has melted. Keep stirring so it doesn’t stick to the pan.
  3. Crack the egg into a bowl and whisk.
  4. Place the breadcrumbs in a separate bowl.
  5. Allow the Cauli Rice mixture to cool before taking a tablespoon of the mixture and rolling into a ball using your palms. Press together so it forms a tight ball.
  6. Heat up a frying pan with oil until the base of the pan is covered.
  7. Place the Cauli Rice ball into the egg, then roll in the breadcrumbs.
  8. Place into the hot oil and cook on each side for around 1-2 minutes. Keep turning so all sides get nice and brown.


  1. Serve with a homemade marinara sauce or shop bought pomodoro sauce and plenty of grated Parmesan.

Here's an idea

Use gluten-free breadcrumbs to make this dish completely gluten-free friendly.

2 Reviews

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July 30, 2018

Hi I was looking at your wonderful low cal recipe…. To make it even better, is it possible to low fat spray the balls and oven bake them instead of shallow frying them? I would appreciate your ideas on this. Thank you Gary

Gary Mueller

Response from Fullgreen UK

Hi Gary! We haven’t tried it ourselves but everyone in the office thinks it sounds like a wonderful idea.

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July 16, 2018

These are great and I now use them as a replacement for chips/potatoes. I used ground almonds instead of breadcrumbs to keep the carbs low, and find most types of cheese work.

Jon Dersley

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Ways To Buy

Cauli Rice and Vegi Rice are available in supermarket rice aisles and online. There are lots of ways to buy including online on our site, in grocery stores, and at our Amazon Store. We make it easy to find and buy our great tasting and healthy riced vegetables.

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