Sicilian Arancini Recipe | Homemade Italian Rice Balls Recipe

Sicilian Arancini are deliciously plump stuffed rice balls filled with ragu, peas, mozzarella and deep fried. Arancini are originally from Sicily and my version is simple to make and coated with fresh breadcrumbs making them extra crispy and simply exquisite.

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1 x can of Mutti Doppio Concentrato (Double concentrate tomato sauce)
150g baby peas
550-600g mixed pork/veal mince
1 carrot (chopped into pieces)
1 celery branch (chopped into pieces)
¼ onion (chopped into pieces)
4-5 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
A few pinches of table salt
Generous bunch of fresh basil leaves
1 glass of water

1 fresh mozzarella ball (or Fior di latte)
500g Aborio rice
Thin slice of butter
¼ onion (chopped into pieces)
1 x vegetable stock cube
Fresh breadcrumbs in a wide bowl
1L water
Small bowl of water for your hands
2 eggs
Vegetable oil (enough for frying)

1 x medium size non-stick frypan
1 x medium pot for rice
1 x whisk or fork
1 x wooden spoon
1 x medium tray

Vincenzo’s Tip: Before starting to cook, place the empty tray into the freezer. You will use this to cool down the rice later on.

1. Put the frypan on the stove at a medium-high heat.
2. Add 4-5 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil along with the chopped carrot, celery and onion until it begins to brown, then add the mince.
3. Mix the meat through using a wooden spoon and turning it over until both sides begin to brown.
4. After a couple of minutes, add fresh basil by breaking the leaves into small pieces, peas and a glass of water.
5. Leave this simmering and once it reduces, add the Mutti concentrate and mix jut through.
6. Add a tablespoon of salt after 2 minutes and mix it once again.
7. Leave this to simmer on the stove on a medium-low heat for around 10 minutes.

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Salvo Porrani says:

Vince’… allora ,ammiro ciò che proponi,m’ha ,una critica la devo fare…erri alcuni passaggi,e l’arancino o arancina (qui vi è una scuola di pensiero dipendente dalla zona orientale o occidentale della Sicilia),cmq,dopo i vari passaggi,il rustico non va’ passato nell’uovo,ma nella pastella e successivamente nel pangrattato.Saluti

Smalltown Joe says:

I made these for my amici Siciliano ! He lives them! They were great! Thanks for the video!

andrew scala says:

Ragusa, and Siracusa have been my favorite places when I was in Sicily!!  My parents were both from Sicily, one from Vitoria and the other from Ragusa.    Auguri,    Andrew Scala

Jared Kelley says:

Thanks. This has become a family favorite

Mr M says:

what happened to the butter?..great recipe by the way…

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Texas Confederate says:

My favorite Sicilian location would be “Bensonhurst” in Brooklyn New York near the 86th st and Bay Parkway area..

Basically Everything says:

great recipe !..Grazia

indria chinniah says:

I will try this recipe

Adele McConnell says:

Ribera, where my grandfather, Domenico, was born. 🙂

The Dummyblondes says:

My daughter wanted to let you know she loved Mazara del Vallo in Sicily. She loved how rustic it was but pretty too. She had the mini Arancini!!

Pete Mariani says:

Thank you for sharing this recipe. I just bought a new deep fryer and I will be making these ASAP! I’ll let you know how they turn out!! Ciao

Wsy NicK says:

San Vito Lo Capo

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Mary Torres says:

I am originally from San Cataldo.

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marge aiello provost says:

Love this show and videos,would like to see printed recipes as I am almost 80,memory not to good.My family is from San Giuseppo Jato.Thanks for the memories Vincenzo.

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Mary May says:

made these. they are delicious!! everyone loved them. will be making more soon. hold on to this recipe!!

Mladen Juričić says:

I’ve done them recently on the ship for the Sicilians …..
They told me: bravo maestro
Bravo Maestro Vincenzo.

ub40fx1 says:

il mio favorito luogo di Sicilia è Taormina!!!

Paolo says:

Il mio posto preferito in Sicilia è Pantelleria.

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Mike Hunter says:

Love Arancini! They look amazing! Can’t wait to try the recipe, thank you for the video!

wigstretch says:

I watched this after eating my store bought Arancini. It was good but I can see that I better try making my own after watching you. My knees got weak when I saw the mozzarella stretch when you were eating it. Now I’m hungry again.

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Tara Lopez says:

love arancini, I remember having them on the ferry going from Calabria to Messina in Sicily and the train went on to Castel di Tusa, my husband’s home town.  Near Cefalu.

Charlie Butera says:

Bravo! i’m going to try this One of my favorite places in Sicily is Racalmuto!

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Cooking with Lilia says:

Vincenzo this looks amazing!!! I have been exposed to a lot of Italian food but have never heard or tried this. Thank you for sharing this

tatjana1707 says:

You look so passionate while you are cooking and eating that I immediately wanted to subscribe to your channel 😀 I made Arancini a few years ago (it was a similar recipe) and they were okay weren’t as good as I expected, but after your recipe, I want to make them again 😀 They look amazing

Roger Gauthier says:

Ah your such a tease. Never watch when your hungry. Favorite place is where my uncle lives in Sercusa

Justin Colavita says:

when does he use the butter? and how much?

Pattiann Vaccaro says:

do you season your rice…

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Asif gud job Mugul nice says:

soooo nice rice balls recipe I really like it thank you

Ryan hanley says:

my girlfriend and I have many beautiful memories around Bagharia. wonderful dish and thank you for the video my friend

Mary Jane says:

wow I got obsessed with these when I was in Palermo few years ago. really love this video and will definitely try it. mille grazie!

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