Arancine are one of the most traditional foods in all of Sicily. These fried rice balls resemble oranges - the Italian word for orange is arancia. They can be stuffed with a variety of mixtures, but a meat sauce, or ragu, is the most traditional. In Sicily, they are sold everywhere and we loved to see them sold on the street by vendors, in the airport or even gas stations.
4 out of 5: Rice Balls- I combined the first recipe with the bacon of the second. It was very good. Make sure to chop smaller if actually going to make the golf ball sized balls. I made onigiri triangles instead so the larger filling wasn't an issue.
Sicilian Rice Balls by squidoo: Arancini are little oranges because that is what they resemble when they emerge from the fryer. Short grain rice is essential for this recipe, the balls of rice will not be glutinous without it, use a risotto rice.The shapes and fillings very over Sicily as a very very rough rule, the round arancinis are made with a meat sauce, pear shaped arancinis contain chicken and the oval are made with ham and cheese and a bechamel sauce... #Rice_Balls #Arancini #Sicily