• Difficulty: Medium
  • 40 minutes
  • 4 servings

Arancini are an Italian snack, said to have originated from Sicily. The name, which translates as ‘little orange’, comes from the shape and color of the snack. They are deep-fried rice balls, with different fillings such as cheese, ragu, and peas. We’ve made them with a mozzarella filling, and they turned out delicious! Try and see for yourself!

Ingredients Needed for Arancini

    10 ounces of rice, cooked
    7 ounces of mozzarella, preferably perline
    2 tablespoons of milk
    2 eggs, whisked
    ½ cup breadcrumbs
    vegetable oil for frying

How to Make Arancini

  1. Start shaping the arancini. Scoop a portion of the cooked rice into your hand. Add 1 perline into the center and wrap the rice around it to seal completely. Repeat with the remaining rice and filling.
  2. Whisk the eggs with milk and make an egg wash. Coat the rice balls with egg wash and then with breadcrumbs.
  3. Heat the vegetable oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.
  4. Cook the arancini until golden and crispy.

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