Smoked Salmon & Dill Arancini Balls

arancini balls
Serves: 4
Prep: 30 minutes
Cook: 1 hour

Arancini balls are very popular for party hors d'oeuvres and can even be made larger for a main meal. Most recipes contain garlic and onion but here is very tasty recipe that omits those high FODMAP ingredients and are oven baked not fried. They'll quickly become the your new 'Go-To' when entertaining! 


Massel's Low FODMAP Certified chicken stock

600 g 21.2 oz

Dry white wine

200 g 7.1 oz

1⅓  Tbsp garlic-infused olive oil

18 g 0.6 oz

2½  Tbsp olive oil

36 g 1.3 oz

Arborio rice

240 g 8.5 oz

1 bunch spring onions, green tops only

16 g 0.6 oz

Green olives, stone removed and finely chopped

50 g 1.8 oz

¼ cup corn flour

38 g 1.3 oz

Cold smoked salmon, finely chopped

100 g 3.5 oz

Mozzarella cheese, grated

140 g 4.9 oz

2½  Tbsp fresh dill, finely chopped

8 g 0.3 oz

1⅓  Tbsp horseradish (condiment)

20 g 0.7 oz

2 eggs

117 g 4.1 oz

1½ cups polenta OR low FODMAP breadcrumbs

172 g 6.1 oz

Olive oil spray, for baking


  1. Combine the stock with wine and bring to the boil, reduce to a bare simmer.

  2. In a separate large pot add both oils and sauté rice and green onion tops for about 5 minutes.

  3. Ladle the hot stock and wine into the rice mixture, after each ladle, stir until liquid is absorbed and repeat. You should be stirring constantly for about 20 minutes until the rice is al dente. 

  4. Remove from heat and cover with a lid for 5 minutes. 

  5. Add the olives, horseradish, cheese, dill, flour and salmon. Stir well and leave to cool, stirring occasionally.

  6. When lukewarm, stir through the 2 eggs and leave to chill completely. 

  7. Preheat oven to 220°C/428°F and line a tray with baking paper. 

  8. When cool, roll into 24 small balls (or 8 large) and roll in the polenta or breadcrumbs.

  9. Place the balls on the tray and spray well with oil.

  10. Bake in the oven for about 20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool slightly and sit on absorbent paper before serving. 


  • These balls can be frozen after baking, just defrost and reheat in the oven! 
  • For a main meal, serve with a squeeze of lemon juice and a lovely low FODMAP salad. 

Nutrition Information (per serve)
Energy 1590 Kj / 380 cal
Protein 16.20g
Carbohydrates 36.00g
Sugar 2.90g
Total Fat 16.50g
Saturated Fat 4.70g
Fibre 2.50g
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