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[google translate] arancini, Italian
[lauren] arancini.
[google translate] arancini, Italian.
[lauren] hey everyone, it’s lauren from hot for food and we’re cooking again, just for you!
[lauren] now today i was inspired by some leftover cauliflower that i had in my fridge that i needed to use up
[lauren] and you know how much we love cauliflower.
[lauren] actually, you love cauliflower!
[lauren] you love our cauliflower wings, our cauliflower tacos, our cauliflower sandwich!
[lauren] but now, i’m gonna show you how to make CAULIFLOWER ARANCINI!
[lauren] you know like, risotto balls?
[lauren] so cauliflower rice is all the rage for people who don’t like eating carbohydrates, or grains or something.
[lauren] and i don’t really like cauliflower rice on its own,
[lauren] but as a deep-fried arancini, it’s delicious!
[lauren] we’re gonna start by making our vegan mozzarella cheese sauce
[lauren] that we used on the margarita pizza way back in time.
[lauren] and that’s gonna be the base for the binder of the arancini,
[lauren] along with panko breadcrumbs and some seasonings.
[lauren] so the first thing we are going to do is pulse this cauliflower.
[lauren] you need about 5 cups of florets, which is about half of a head of cauliflower, depending on the size.
[lauren] we’re gonna pulse it in a food processor and you need to do that cos you need to get it very finely ground up.
[lauren] also, add in some garlic into this.
[lauren] so there’s your cauliflower rice. it should be very fine.
[lauren] in another bowl, you’re gonna take 3 cups of panko breadcrumbs and
[lauren] combine it with basil, oregano, sea salt and pepper.
[lauren] so to make the cheese sauce, we’re gonna use cashews.
[lauren] soy milk, tapioca starch, nutritional yeast, salt, lemon juice and apple cider vinegar.
[lauren] so you’re gonna blend this until it’s very smooth
[lauren] then pour it into a saucepan and heat it up until it’s thickened.
[lauren] you’ll also have to whisk it pretty constantly.
[lauren] as soon as you notice it’s thick, remove it from the heat.
[lauren] now add all the cheese sauce to the cauliflower rice.
[lauren] you’re gonna add a thickened flax egg.
[lauren] then you’re gonna take 1 and a half cups of the breadcrumb mixture and combine it with the cauliflower rice mixture
[lauren] and the other portion will be used to bread the arancini.
[lauren] now combine everything together.
[lauren] then you’re gonna form balls and you’re gonna use a scant quarter cup for each ball.
[lauren] it should stick together nicely like this, not too much handling.
[lauren] and then coat in breadcrumbs,
[lauren] and set them aside on a tray and you can form them all, then deep-fry them in batches.
[lauren] well there they are! CAULIFLOWER ARANCINI!
[lauren] with marinara sauce that i bought, did not make from scratch.
[lauren] but you can do either.
[lauren] i also added some fresh basil into the sauce just to make it look like i made it, so that’s a little tip!
[lauren] we have a marinara sauce somewhere on the blog so i’ll link it below.
[lauren] as well as the full recipe for the cauliflower arancini.
[lauren] now i did test these way back when i created this and baked them. i didn’t love them baked,
[lauren] they don’t hold as well and they don’t get as crispy, of course.
[lauren] but by all means, you people that don’t like frying, be my guest.
[lauren] i would still spray them with some oil.
[lauren] otherwise you’re gonna get a weird, light-coloured, not very brown, uneven arancini.
[lauren] these are light and delicious. slightly cheesy, it’s not an overwhelming cheese taste or anything.
[lauren] but creamy from the cashews.
[lauren] you could um- oh my god, i’m making a mess.
[lauren] you could fry them like this and if you wanna reheat them, just put them in the oven.
[lauren] but they keep pretty well and they don’t get too soggy.
[lauren] so much lighter than real risotto balls!
[lauren] but i love risotto too.
[lauren] speaking of which, i also have a cauliflower mushroom sage risotto
[lauren] on if you’d rather try that.
[lauren] so i’ll link that in the description as well so make sure you click the description
[lauren] all the links to the recipes are there.
[lauren] and this is just delightful!
[lauren] so tasty!
[lauren] alright, let me know what you think of this recipe for vegan cauliflower arancini.
[lauren] leave us a comment below, give us a thumbs up,
[lauren] share the video on social media with your family, friends and anyone you’re trying to convince to go more plant-based or vegan.
[lauren] and i look forward to your comments and i’ll see you next week.
[lauren] we post here every wednesday on hot for food.
[lauren] subscribe to the channel, we’re @hotforfood on instagram, twitter, we’re also on facebook!
[lauren] we’re always posting on instastories, some behind the scenes, some made up recipes?
[lauren] and uhh, that’s it! happy cooking, happy eating! love you all, tata!

Randall Smitham



  1. flossmoloney Posted on March 9, 2017 at 3:13 am


  2. kat Kladis Posted on March 9, 2017 at 3:14 am

    more challenge videos please

  3. Sarah Fit Posted on March 9, 2017 at 3:17 am

    This sounds and looks delicious. I can't wait to try it!

  4. diary Posted on March 9, 2017 at 3:18 am

    I love this !!!!!

  5. Stéphanie Lavallée Posted on March 9, 2017 at 3:19 am

    love the new soundtrack! 😉

  6. Monica Folorunso Posted on March 9, 2017 at 3:28 am


  7. TheTamEra06 Posted on March 9, 2017 at 3:36 am

    does anyone know some places to get apple cider vinegar and nutritional yeast?? I'm not exactly sure where to look, thanks!

  8. Ohhstargazer Posted on March 9, 2017 at 3:49 am

    snickles in the little reflection!!!! i love him!!! <3

  9. the audiobook aficionado Posted on March 9, 2017 at 4:00 am

    Okay who else says caul-ih-flower instead of caul-ee-flower? I couldn't help but notice it every time Lauren said that word! Not a criticism or anything, it's just a pronunciation I've never really heard before. I guess maybe it's a Canada thing?

  10. NarraSae Posted on March 9, 2017 at 4:03 am

    Thank god you didn't forget ur flax egg this time lol you always used to forget! Loved this recipe!!!

  11. *TheChangingFox* Posted on March 9, 2017 at 4:10 am

    I am so trying this! #newsubbie

  12. Jan Denise Manuel Posted on March 9, 2017 at 4:28 am

    which do you prefer, your old or new vitamix? blending power wise.

  13. Alicia Croft Posted on March 9, 2017 at 4:34 am

    Lets destroy the reason people eat cauliflower rice (health)… add lots of bread(crumbs) and deep fry it! Haha :p

  14. The Discount Vegan Posted on March 9, 2017 at 5:00 am

    Ohhhh Soo perfect! Finally a recipe I have all of the ingredients for ❤.

  15. Nicola Hooy Posted on March 9, 2017 at 5:16 am

    ohhhh yeahhhh arancini is one of my favourites!

  16. Nicola Hooy Posted on March 9, 2017 at 5:18 am

    one of my favourite sounds ever is cashews being dropping into a blender. it sounds the same on every single recipe video and it's just the sound of delicious food to me!

  17. Sandra Carli Posted on March 9, 2017 at 5:56 am

    In Sicily they call the rice balls 'arancine'. Actually, they are big and filled with different things. Here is a video about what they look like and how they can be made with rice. Of course the filling can be vegan too with eggplant, vegan cheese and sauce for example.

  18. Federico Brandi Posted on March 9, 2017 at 6:05 am

    My Sicilian soul was going to start with "Actually…" but even it's not exactly an arancinA, it looks delicious 😛

    PS: It's called Arancino/i (singular/plural) in Eastern Sicily and ArancinA/E in the Western part. 🙂

  19. Smashrobot Posted on March 9, 2017 at 6:13 am

    Nothing like having to watch a minute-long video on how to prepare chicken before I can watch the vegan channel I'm subscribed to. Nailed it.

  20. Cicely Mello Posted on March 9, 2017 at 7:05 am

    This looks! Will most def be making these! <3

  21. Allyson Victoria Posted on March 9, 2017 at 7:16 am

    It makes me so so happy to see this channel grow. You guys freaking deserve it more than so many other people on YouTube. I've been a fan since the beginning and I can't wait to keep watching you guys for MANY more years to come. I've been vegan for one year in a couple days and it's part thanks to Hot for Food. Watching your channel saved me when I had no idea what the fuck to eat when I first went vegan. Love you Lauren and John!!

  22. kelllsey12000 Posted on March 9, 2017 at 7:33 am

    don't want to be that person haha, but some elders in my fam have heart disease, so will this work with a light drizzle of olive oil & baked on a tray?

  23. Elyse Lauthier Posted on March 9, 2017 at 7:51 am

    amazing LOVE YOUR WORK bloody genius x

  24. Melissa Edwards Posted on March 9, 2017 at 8:36 am

    Can someone tell me what the best kind of oil is to deep fry stuff?

  25. Dimy Ssg Posted on March 9, 2017 at 9:35 am

    Awesome. Well done! love that you always make an effort to present something different. Thanks…a must try:))

  26. Anna Huynh Posted on March 9, 2017 at 9:46 am

    love the food, the photography, and most of all the personality. you rock Lauren!

  27. a krystal ocean Posted on March 9, 2017 at 9:50 am

    YUM XX

  28. kimmyjeans2 Posted on March 9, 2017 at 10:11 am

    I wonder if air fryer would work

  29. jude Al-mukhalalaty Posted on March 9, 2017 at 10:24 am


  30. Lirbaii Posted on March 9, 2017 at 11:55 am

    You saved my Italian ass!!!!!! Love u

  31. Amy Sunshine Posted on March 9, 2017 at 12:24 pm

    you're the best vegan channel out there, you always have me hungry and wanting to try all the things after watching. Sadly where I'm at we having some heatwave problems with low stock of cauliflower i paid $6.50 for the last one i got, but luckily we finally have rain, so hopefully we will be able to get cauliflower here soon so i can try these, i am gonna try and bake them over frying them though, but I'm might leave 2 or 3 to fry and see the difference.

  32. anavii12 Posted on March 9, 2017 at 12:31 pm

    Wheres Daryl the Deep Fryer?

  33. Twooping Posted on March 9, 2017 at 12:45 pm

    I'm upset. I thought the title said "vegan cauliflower sriracha" :,(

  34. Publix777 Posted on March 9, 2017 at 1:52 pm

    i will find and marry you !

  35. Alethea Todaro Posted on March 9, 2017 at 2:25 pm

    Omg YUMMMM 😍😍😍😍😍

  36. Sophia M Posted on March 9, 2017 at 4:14 pm

    food looks beautiful and lauren looks beautiful as usual 💖

  37. Informal Jho Posted on March 9, 2017 at 4:16 pm

    I'd put shredded/melted vegan cheese on top 😮

  38. tg12331 Posted on March 9, 2017 at 5:48 pm

    Do you think this would work in an air fryer instead of deep frying?

  39. Benedetta Tello Posted on March 9, 2017 at 6:10 pm

    I used to love arancini (and any kind of snacks like these) and I'm interested in trying these because DUHH it's hot for food!! But I have to point out that in arancini the rice is usually mixed with the tomato sauce so you could have mixed the cauliflower with the sauce and then fried the balls but I'm not so sure if it would have held together just as these. Anyway I prefer rice but this is a good alternative and I love these kbye

  40. Glorianna Restrepo Posted on March 9, 2017 at 8:53 pm

    try doing a three course challenge using the same main ingredient in each course

  41. UnderneathTheBottle Wine Sommelier Posted on March 9, 2017 at 9:55 pm

    God….so hungry now 😋!

  42. Lissie Johnson Posted on March 9, 2017 at 10:31 pm

    Can arrowroot starch be used in place of tapioca when preparing the mozzarella sauce?

  43. Rachel Rose Posted on March 10, 2017 at 12:12 am

    Can you do a video on your top 10 favorite recipes you've ever made??

  44. kaitlin6033 Posted on March 10, 2017 at 1:27 am

    Lauren you are usually so excited and pumped about the delicious level. You seem pretty neutral about these!😏

  45. JeMakeup20 Posted on March 10, 2017 at 1:44 am

    Hello! Unfortunately those are not Arancini, those are Meatballs or Polpette, because the Arancini are made with rice outside, and inside there are peas, sauce or Ragù and cheese or Mozzarella.

  46. TrifleMcFruity Posted on March 10, 2017 at 1:44 am

    Oh my lord, the advert that opened this video was all about how eggs have more protein than a bunch of (probably) vegan alternatives, and are super nutritious. I'm guessing it just landed here on accident but it looks like such sneaky anti-vegan advertising 😀

  47. Ruthie Hudson Posted on March 10, 2017 at 4:35 am

    I'd love to see a recipe for pimento cheese!

  48. Stephanie Jones Posted on March 10, 2017 at 6:30 am

    Lauren and I eat with the same wild abandon.

  49. Talita Rizziolli Posted on March 10, 2017 at 6:48 am

    in love <3

  50. Marissa Haines Posted on March 10, 2017 at 7:19 am

    Would you ever consider taking viewer's requests and veganizing their favorite recipes they made before they were vegan?…because that would be Amazing♡♡♡♡

  51. Green Is The New Lean Posted on March 10, 2017 at 8:46 am

    I love how you did a bake version so I didn't have to ask you about that.

  52. Neelima r Posted on March 10, 2017 at 9:51 am

    please make Fried Mac n cheese balls/bites next 😋😋😋😋

  53. Living the Vegan Life Posted on March 10, 2017 at 2:22 pm

    These look amazing… how do you think an air fryer would do?

  54. The Green Olive Posted on March 10, 2017 at 2:28 pm

    Yes girl! looks really really good! I will definitely try these! thanks!!

  55. stephanie santos Posted on March 10, 2017 at 7:47 pm

    come to new york and open up a restaurant please

  56. Vicky Jansen Posted on March 11, 2017 at 12:16 am

    Can you put in a in a pan brown the cauliflower balls then put them in the oven???

  57. Pwoww77 Posted on March 11, 2017 at 3:59 am

    Great recipe! Awful music!!! Ugh!

  58. Margaret Zahn Posted on March 11, 2017 at 2:36 pm

    Made these last night and they were delicious

  59. chandra c Posted on March 12, 2017 at 12:12 am

    when the ad before this was about meat -.-

  60. Jane Posted on March 12, 2017 at 2:53 am

    i wish you were my personal chef hahahahah…. i dream

  61. Lollipop Posted on March 12, 2017 at 3:44 am

    How could I make this with risotto rice instead of cauliflower?

  62. PON DISHES Posted on March 12, 2017 at 11:02 am

    美味しいそうですね⁽⁽ଘ( ˊᵕˋ )ଓ⁾⁾

  63. Heather Donigan Posted on March 12, 2017 at 2:57 pm

    I love you guys so much! I watch all of your videos, I'm planning on opening a little vegan cafe one day, and I'm learning more about cooking/recipe development and pulling so much inspiration from you guys! Seriously, you guys are my cooking idols ❤❤❤. One thing I've always found a bit daunting that I've always wanted to try is vegan paella, but to make it in a way that has that authentic seafood taste. If you guys have any ideas/suggestions or could come up with a recipe, it would be greatly appreciated 😊. Thank you for putting out such amazing content!

  64. dn8comics Posted on March 12, 2017 at 5:02 pm

    I don't really like cauliflower rice on its own but as a deep fried arancini… I hear ya!

  65. Michaela Azure Posted on March 12, 2017 at 10:53 pm

    UGHHHHHH THIS LOOKS SOOOOO GOOD. Sending love from Hawaii!

  66. Joyce Posted on March 13, 2017 at 5:12 am

    make something with Textured Vegetable Protein!! And an EGGPLANT MEATBALL (or eggplant anything..what do you do with eggplant??)

  67. hailey thompson Posted on March 14, 2017 at 2:17 am

    I would like you to try vegan mozzarella sticks

  68. Anna Kahn Posted on March 15, 2017 at 3:19 am

    These looks so good! Question, could you substitute arrow root starch for the tapioca starch, or will that prevent the sauce from thickening properly?

  69. Bella Deee Posted on March 15, 2017 at 4:59 am

    Why do you make all the video titles in capital. ?

  70. Lance Wise Posted on March 15, 2017 at 2:48 pm

    YouTube is screwing with my likes… I liked this video last week!

  71. TechHole Productions Posted on March 15, 2017 at 3:49 pm

    This is all I've been eating since you posted this, but now I am constipated and don't want to be. Vegan diet is not sustainable.

  72. kitty friend Posted on March 15, 2017 at 5:41 pm

    wooo I missed you! and omg aranchini is my shit!!!!

  73. Kathryn McCallum Posted on March 15, 2017 at 11:14 pm

    Could you veganise breaded mozarella balls?

  74. APhantomRose Vegan Posted on March 16, 2017 at 10:30 am

    I'm glad these can be baked.👍 I don't do fried food because I have no gallbladder.✌

  75. Brittany Sparkman Posted on March 16, 2017 at 5:15 pm

    Take that Ramsey!!!

  76. Monica Martin Posted on March 16, 2017 at 11:05 pm


  77. murfy murf Posted on March 17, 2017 at 2:29 am

    I've been wanting to try something like this but with falafel mix instead of panko for a gluten free version or Mediterranean version with some hummus and vegan tzatziki sauce?
    I also would love a recipe for a falafel burger or hot dog shape? My wife is a chef and she's made some delicious "hamburger crumbles" out of fried black bean burger crumbles or crumbled marinated and fried tempeh for things like tacos, but we haven't quite figured out a falafel burger that is flavorful enough on a bun. I like it on flatbread or pita or tortilla.
    Also when I was little, I loved these veggie stick/patties that were kinda like latkes or shaped like fish sticks, but full of broccoli, corn, carrots, potato, zucchini and whatever other veggies you wanted to add.
    Also, my wife and I are in a competition for best vegan cheese sauce. She uses potato and no cashews (because they are too expensive in bulk for a restaurant) and I like the butternut squash rue and soaked raw cashews. Please link me to your favorite cheese sauces? Sorry for how long my comment is. Thanks #dinkfam

  78. Drew B Posted on March 19, 2017 at 8:52 pm

    just wanted to say I love your channel and you have been a major inspiration to me on my vegan journey <3 thank you so much for all the positive vibes and recipes!!

  79. JFK VJ Posted on March 27, 2017 at 4:35 am

    OMG DO "VEGAN RICE CHALLENGE" love love love rice and your challenge videos!

  80. Jessica Taylor Posted on April 11, 2017 at 2:05 am

    That looks so good!! Do you have a recipe for vegan macaroni and cheese balls?

  81. Health is Wealth 3 John 2 Posted on April 12, 2017 at 2:10 am

    Sorry, but this is the worse version of "ar-ron-chi-knee" I've ever seen. More like hush puppies. You said the name of the recipe incorrectly as well. You're obviously not Italian.😱😨😝👎

  82. Shahidah Tahir Posted on April 20, 2017 at 5:05 am

    Got distracted arnd the 4 min mark cos snickle was at the door <3

  83. Green Rat Posted on April 30, 2017 at 11:46 am

    Omg the start ahaha

  84. Marta Salemi Posted on May 11, 2017 at 2:24 am

    36 siciliani veri.

  85. N. Glenn Posted on May 20, 2017 at 10:51 pm

    This and spaghetti

  86. girbgirl Posted on June 7, 2017 at 1:29 am

    I need to make this recipe like yesterday. I have some Kite Hill ricotta left over from a lasagna I made just sitting in my fridge and it would probably be awesome added to this recipe!

  87. Madelaine Ainsworth Posted on June 19, 2017 at 12:31 am

    Lauren I tried making these last night and they fell apart in the fryer! help! Maybe I need a bit more cheese sauce?

  88. Angel Wings Posted on June 27, 2017 at 5:37 am

    what kind of processor brand is that

  89. Rina Rose Posted on July 6, 2017 at 4:17 pm

    is it possible to make these with broccoli and add cheese for like a broccoli cheese bite thang?

  90. Susan Amin Posted on July 19, 2017 at 5:58 pm

    I heard that nutritional yeast is very bad and not healthy .

  91. Eccentric Tin Can Man Posted on August 17, 2017 at 3:10 pm

    Yum-O!!! WoW…

  92. A rose by another name Posted on February 8, 2018 at 8:54 pm

    You think I could baked those in the oven?

  93. Maurice Powers Posted on February 24, 2018 at 2:50 am

    I want these so bad!! But I don’t like to fry things can these be baked or roasted ?

  94. Maurice Powers Posted on February 24, 2018 at 2:51 am

    Oops! I should have waited til the end 🙂

  95. Photo Girl Posted on March 1, 2018 at 10:04 am

    I have those measuring cups! Ikea FTW

  96. kayla123ism Posted on March 8, 2018 at 4:38 am

    No Daryl for these? Either way they turned out great!

  97. j shae Posted on March 19, 2018 at 1:13 am

    OH MY GOSH O_O Thank you Lauren!!!!

  98. GothicaBeauty. Posted on July 4, 2018 at 11:57 pm

    Argh it’s riss ot toe not rizz ooh toe it bugs the shit out of me.

  99. Rene Miller Posted on July 17, 2018 at 12:27 am

    I have cauliflower already riced in a bag. about how many cups of riced cauliflower is equivalent to your half a head of cauliflower? I have to substitute a noncashew recipe for the one here, about how many cups of cheese sauce does this recipe make?

  100. bacnneggs Posted on December 1, 2018 at 3:35 am

    Deep fried anything is usually tasty