Rice Balls with Pumpkin and Grana Padano

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Rice Balls with Pumpkin and Grana Padano


. Difficulty: Easy . Serves: 4 people . Variety: Rice
Lactose free Lactose free


400 g leftover saffron risotto
500 g pumpkin
200 g Grana Padano
2 eggs
1 shallot
frying oil


Dice the pumpkin and cook it in a non-stick pan with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil, ½ cup water and chopped shallot. When the pumpkin is soft, place it in a bowl and purée with an immersion blender, adding grated Grana Padano and seasoning with salt and pepper, until smooth.
Using your hands, form the rice into balls about 5-6 cm in diameter, make a hole with your finger and insert a spoon of pumpkin purée, then close the ball and reshape it carefully.
Coat the rice balls in beaten egg, then breadcrumbs, and fry in plenty of oil.
Serve warm.