Rich and Creamy Saffron Arancini With Mozzarella Recipe

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Ingredients (15)

  • 1 (1-pound) loaf crusty Italian bread, crusts removed and bread cut into 1-inch cubes, or 2 cups panko bread crumbs, finely ground in a food processor
  • 3 3/4 cups homemade chicken stock or store-bought low-sodium chicken broth, divided (see note)
  • 2 packets (1/2 ounce) unflavored gelatin (only if using store-bought chicken broth or homemade broth that remains watery when chilled; see note)
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, finely diced (about 1 cup)
  • 2 cups short-grain Asian rice (see note)
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 2 pinches saffron, divided
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 pound low-moisture mozzarella, diced
  • Vegetable, canola, or other neutral oil, for frying

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