Italian Arancini Rice Cups

This quick take on a classic Sicilian street food favorite is a fun meal that’s satisfying and comforting.

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Italian Arancini Rice Cups

Cooking time PREP TIME 5 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 6 mins
Servings SERVES 1
Ready in TOTAL TIME 11 mins
Cooking time
PREP TIME 5 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 6 mins
Servings
SERVES 1
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 11 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Minute® Ready to Serve White Rice
  • 1 cube mozzarella cheese, about 1 inch
  • 1/3 cup tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup frozen peas
  • 1 tbsp basil pesto
  • 2 tbsp Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 2 tbsp garlic croutons, crumbled

Instructions

  • Step 1

  • Heat rice according to package directions, with mozzarella cube inserted in center of rice.

    Step 2

  • In small microwave-safe bowl, stir together tomato sauce, peas and pesto. Cover with plastic wrap, pulling back a small area for venting.

    Step 3

  • Microwave on High, stirring once, for 60 to 90 seconds or until heated through.

    Step 4

  • Transfer rice to tomato sauce mixture and stir until well coated. Top with Parmesan and crumbled croutons.

    Recipe Tip

    Substitute croutons with crumbled toasted bread drizzled with olive oil.

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