Arancini siciliana

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Italian rice balls from Sicily

These fried and stuffed rice balls are part of the traditional Sicilian cuisine and, depending on the province, are also prepared in conical form.

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Delicious fried rice balls with a delicious filling!
Difficulty: medium
Cost: high
Calories: 387kcal
Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 1 hr
Resting time: 2 hrs
Total: 3 hrs 20 mins
Difficulty: medium
Cost: high
Calories: 387kcal
Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 1 hr
Resting time: 2 hrs
Total: 3 hrs 20 mins
Amount
12
Arancini

Ingredients list

Equipment

Whisk
Cooking pot

Directions

  • First cook the rice in 1.2 liters / 5.1 cups of boiling salted water for about 15 minutes until the water is completely absorbed by the rice. Then dissolve the saffron in a little hot water and add it to the cooked rice together with half of the butter and the grated caciocavallo.
  • Mix everything well, put it on a wide and low tray, cover it with plastic wrap and let it cool completely for a few hours in the refrigerator.
  • Finely chop the onion and sauté in a frying pan with the remaining butter and a dash of olive oil until translucent. Add the minced meat and brown. Deglaze with the red wine and let it reduce.
  • Add the strained tomatoes, season with salt and pepper and simmer for 10 minutes. Add the peas and simmer for another 10 minutes. The sauce should now have a nice firm consistency.
  • Cut the piece of caciocavallo into small cubes.
  • For each arancini, place a tablespoon of rice in the palm of your hand and flatten to make a small hollow. Fill with the minced meat sauce and caciocavallo cubes and cover with another tablespoon of rice. Form into balls.
  • Put flour, a pinch of salt and the water in a bowl and mix with a whisk until lump-free.
  • Dip the arancini in it and then roll in the breadcrumbs.
  • Heat the oil in a pot and fry the arancini in it. Once they are golden brown, take them out, put them on a paper towel and let them drain briefly.
  • Serve the arancini immediately hot and enjoy.
    Buon appetito!
Calories: 387kcal (19%)Carbohydrates: 51g (17%)Protein: 12g (24%)Fat: 14g (22%)Saturated fatty acids: 7g (35%)Trans fatty acids: 1gCholesterol: 39mg (13%)

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