Quinoa Arancini

Quinoa Arancini


  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup seasoned bread crumbs, divided
  • 9 ounces ready-to-serve quinoa or 13/4 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten, divided use
  • 2 tablespoons dried or minced fresh basil
  • 6 cubes part-skim mozzarella cheese (3/4 inch each)
  • Cooking spray
  • Optional: warmed pasta sauce


  1. Set the temperature of air fryer at 375°F and leave it to preheat.
  2. Follow the instructions of quinoa package and make quinoa.
  3. Make a mixture of 1 egg, breadcrumbs, oil, basil, seasonings, and parmesan cheese.
  4. Make six parts of this mixture and apply an even coating of this over cheese cubes to make a ball.
  5. Take two bowls, egg in one bowl and ½ cup breadcrumbs in other bowl.
  6. Now coat the quinoa balls first in beaten egg and then n breadcrumbs.
  7. Put these coated quinoa balls on greased tray of air fryer. Apply
    cooking spray over it and cook for around 6 to 8 minutes till they
    become golden brown.
  8. Dish our quinoa balls with pasta sauce.

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