THANKS SO MUCH! Mine just seemed to lose the shape once put in the eggs and bread crumbs. The cauliflower mixture tasted great but I loved it when they were finished with marinara  sauce and a little extra Parmesan! Went perfect with Rao’s marinara. 5 Star. Have you tried freezing these? I made these tonight and they are fantastic!! These Italian Cauliflower Rice Balls (Arancini) are made with cauliflower in place of rice! What would be the best settings or cook time to do Arancini in an airfryer? These were so good! I made these baked in the oven and they were so good! If it's sticky enough i think it will hold. I just made regular arancini for my family’s Christmas celebration, but have to be disciplined because of the carbs for health reasons. My boyfriend loved them. Any tricks so I don't have to rinse my hands after breading each one? Roll the ball in the flour, then the egg, and then the bread crumbs, shaking off any excess at each step. The woman shared the easy recipe to an Australian Facebook group. I made them in the oven – I flipped them halfway through cooking and actually lowered the temp because my cooking spray was starting to burn. It was also the first time I used an air fryer, and it was so quick to make crispy on the outside, moist on the inside, rice balls. What a fun surprise to like something this healthy! Great for appetizers or a meal. Do you think if you use frozen cauli rice that is heated up (ie cooked) it will work? I am so glad! It was awesome! Makes 10-12 balls (2-3 … For perfect balls, take 1/4 cup measuring cup, spray it with cooking spray and fill it. Thank you very much for both your response and awesome recipes! They’re in the oven as I type — no matter how they might taste, the preparation (for someone whose cooked 25+ years, not a newbie) is simply not worth my time, resources or patience. It’s like a healthy arancini cake! To make them gluten-free, swap the breadcrumbs for gluten-free crumbs. I tested them out in my air fryer and oven, both came out great, although I think the air fryer ones were a little more golden and certainly a lot quicker. Repeat with the remaining rice mixture until it has all been used up. I just froze a small batch (uncooked) to see if the cook in air fryer from frozen for a “make ahead” option. I don’t know what brands were used for the mozzarella cheese, bread crumbs, or Italian chicken sausage link but when I added up the points for the ingredients/brands I used, they ended up only being ONE FREESTYLE SMART POINT per arancini!!! Sounds like you used too much cauliflower, or didn’t add the cheese when hot? That would probably be a great tasting alternative. Hi ST! Make social videos in an instant: use custom templates to tell the right story for your business. I just finished making this recipe. Made this twice and loved it both times! I doubled the sausage so we would both end up eating a 1 sausage total and it was perfect. Hi, I’m Gina Homolka, a busy mom of two girls, author and recipe developer here at Other than being messy, they turned out great. Definitely an epic fail on my part lol. I didn't have brown rice, so I used basmatti;2. Could you substitute extra lean ground beef for the sausage? I made these tonight and the only thing I did different was run the sausage through my chopper after it was cooked. These look awesome and I'm definitely making them for Christmas Eve! What do you think? Did this recipe twice and didn’t find it too difficult. I sprayed the 1/4 C. as recommended then sprayed my palm slightly to help keep the balls cohesive as I noticed keeping them together to dip in egg mixture and breadcrumbs proved quite challenging. Served with some warm marinara sauce, they make the perfect finger foods for the Holiday season or any time you want to serve appetizers. Continue to sauté until the liquid has evaporated. Had no issues forming them into balls as the mixture was still warm and the cheese held it together. Level it, then use a small spoon to scoop it out into your palm, then roll. I only have pork sausage – can I use that? Will make them soon! I did add a finely diced shallot and a bit extra sauce to the mixture, I used panko instead of breadcrumbs because that is what was in the pantry, and I made smaller balls, to make them more like an appetizer. Rachel, I haven't tried it with this recipe, but I've had success in other recipes subbing seasoned sautéed mushrooms for sausage. I wanted to use it twice, since I was just cooking for one those nights. Next time I will just make the recipe as it is. I can see that refrigerating for 20 mins would be helpful. Going for the kind you can dip in red sauce and I think this is just what I was looking for. I used fresh cauliflower rice (cooked about 10 minutes to get tender). 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