So... I googled "risotto balls" and found this recipe: http://iamafoodblog.com/shrimp-risotto-balls/ They took inspiration from a Chinese Dim Sum dish where they cover crab claws with shrimp paste and deep fry them. This recipe was a bit sparse on instructions and details but after some trial and error here is my version of "Upscale" Shrimp Risotto Balls. These can be made with any type of Risotto but I love the contrast of the rich, earthy mushroom risotto with the sweet shrimp coating.
These Shrimp Risotto Balls are a perfect finger food for your next Cocktail party!
Step 1: The Ingredients
1 cup - Italian Arborio Rice
3 tablespoons - Dried Wild Mushrooms
2 tablespoons - Dried Italian Herbs
3 tablespoons – Olive Oil
2 cups – Chicken Stock
2 cups – Grated Parmesan Cheese
1 pound - Fresh Shrimp (peeled)
Salt & Pepper
1/2 cup – Corn starch for coating the balls
Oil for deep frying