Quinoa Arancinis

This quinoa arancinis are the perfect appetizer and quite easy to make! If you are gathering with your friends or family this could be a good option to start a wonderfull time! Its just not only delicious but healthy and gluten free!


1 cup white quinoa
1/4 cup small diced shallot
3 TBSP Olive oil
3 TBSP butter
1 TBSP garlic paste or minced
½ cup white wine
1 3 cups chicken or vegetable stock
2 cup Shredded parmesan
2 cups rice flour (or any starch)
2 cup breadcrumbs or panko
2 Eggs beaten
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1. In large pot sauté shallots with olive oil and butter. When soft and translucent add the garlic.
2. Incorporate de quinoa and sauté for one minute. Add the wine. Let the alcohol evaporates.
3. Add the stock and let it full boil. Then reduce temperature and let it cook for 20 minutes. It should be cooked. Turn off the heat.
4. Add the cheeses and combine. Try salt and pepper.
5. Pour the mixture over a cookie sheet and cover with plastic wrap. Do not let any space between the quinoa mixture and the plastic paper. Refrigerate at least 2 hours.
6. Cut in one inches cube and roll each cube into a ball.
7. Pass the ball through eggs beaten and then rolled over crumbs.
8. Deep fried until golden brown.
Note: Huacatay, Rocoto, or Huancaina will be great dippingsauces!