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Arancini Rice Balls

Arancini or Rice balls!

It is one of the most popular Sicilian recipe.

And you know I arrive from Sicily, my lovely island!

Arancini arrive from 10th century in Sicily, to period of Arabian domination and we suppose that they brought the arancini in Sicily.

It is a rice ball stuffed with cheese or ragu' or beef (you can add what you prefer), and coated with bread crumbs, and deep fried.

Here are the ingredients and the steps. You can find the video recipe in my Instagram page (my profile - highlights) or in my YouTube channel.


  • Rice

  • Butter

  • Broth (vegetable)

  • Tomato Sauce or Ragu'

  • Mozzarella Cheese

  • Flour

  • Bread Crumbs

  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil


  • place in a pan, rice, butter, broth (covering the rice) and start cooking until the rice absorb all the broth

  • use a colander to dry the rice and place it in a bowl

  • add Tomato sauce or Ragu' and mix

  • place the bowl in the refrigerator for 2 hours

  • place in a bowl water and flour and in another bowl the breadcrumbs

  • prepare a little ball with the rice with inside the mozzarella cheese and coat it with the flour and water mixture and after with the breadcrumbs

  • fry them in deep way, in a pan with Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Buon Appetito!

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