Supplì (Italian Risotto Balls) Eva Koper

Suppli (Italian Risotto Balls)

A Roman snack made out of risotto rice filled with mozzarella!
4.34 van 6 stemmen
Cooking time 20 mins
Oven time 15 mins
Total time 35 mins
course Snack
cuisine Italian
servings 6 balls


  • Air fryer


  • 200 g tomato sauce (or use a different pasta sauce, to create a different flavour)
  • 150 g risotto rice
  • 800 g vegetable broth
  • a pinch salt & pepper
  • 30 g Parmesan cheese
  • 220 g mozzarella
  • 1 egg
  • 100 g bread crumbs


  • Add the tomato sauce to a large frying pan and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add the risotto rice, stir and cook for 1 minute. Add the hot broth 1-2 ladles at a time, stirring often until the rice is cooked (not mushy) and the mixture is liquid free but creamy.
  • Add the pepper, salt and Parmesan. Move to a bowl and let cool down completely.
  • Cut the mozzarella in thick sticks in the meantime.
  • Place 1½ tbsp of the rice mixture in the palm of your hand. Place a stick of mozzarella in the middle. Mold into an oblong shape, making sure that the mozzarella is completely covered (you may need a bit more rice mixture to close it completely). If it is too sticky, you can also use plastic foil to fold it easier and thighter.Set aside on a clean plate until all suppli are formed.
  • In a small bowl beat an egg, and place the bread crumbs in a plate. First roll the suppli in the egg and then in the bread crumbs set aside until all are rolled.
  • Place the supplì in the air fryer on 180 °C for 15-20 minutes, till golden brown. Cover them with olive oil to make them more juicy.
course Snack
cuisine Italian
keyword Risotto Balls, Roman snack, Suppli
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