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Duck Massaman Arancini

1 hour
1 hour

Fabulous Friday finger food for you guys… the perfect party canapé, these little bad boys are super crispy on the outside and just bite into one for the soft, chewy, flavour bursting insides!!

Massaman curry and duck are a match made in HEAVEN, I used the Roi Thai ready made curry sauce and only added the rice, some shredded left over duck, finely chopped red pepper, kaffir lime, lemongrass, palm sugar, a touch of fish sauce and fresh coriander.  The rice is then rolled into balls, dipped into a quick batter, rolled in Panko breadcrumbs and fried to golden crispy perfection.

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** You can make these babies well in advance of a party as they freeze really well, heat them up straight from frozen at 200℃ for 30 mins and they are good to go!**

  1. Cook both types of rice together with the equivalent weight in water, set aside
  2. In a saucepan on medium heat add the ROI curry sauce along with the fish sauce,, lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves and sugar, bring to a boil
  3. Stir in the shredded duck and coriander, remove from the heat
  4. When the rice is done and while it is still hot, add the hot curry and stir until well combined
  5. Taste and adjust seasoning as needed, add more fish sauce or sugar to taste 
  6. Set aside and let the rice cool to room temperature
  7. Once cooled, use a spoon to portion your desired size rice balls, I made 2” ones
  8. For the batter, add the flour to a bowl, make a well in the middle then add the water, beaten egg and fish sauce.  Stir until smooth, if you need to add a little more water then do so until the batter is a smooth pouring consistency
  9. Add the breadcrumbs to another bowl, then dip the rice balls into the batter fist  shaking off any excess, then toss in the breadcrumbs, make sure to press the breadcrumbs gently onto the rice balls so they are coated all over, repeat this process with all of the balls
  10. In a deep wok or pan add enough oil to fry and heat the oil up to 180C
  11. Fry the arancini for about 2 minutes or until golden and crisp, drain on kitchen paper
  12. Serve immediately, enjoy!