Arancini are a classic Italian street food with many regional variations. The name arancini is derived from the Italian word for orange – aranciu
– referring to their shape and appearance when cooked. Arancini are balls of risotto rice which are stuffed, rolled in breadcrumbs and fried. The flavours and fillings vary depending on where in Italy they are made. In Sicily
, they typically have a conical shape, and are filled with meat ragù, inspired by the volcano Etna. More commonly they are round, filled with cheese and ham. Our version combines cheese with walnuts and seaweed to make a delicious kind of pesto. If you wanted to make a meaty version you could always add ham. Arancini make a fabulous starter served with a fresh green salad.
This recipe makes 16 balls
Cooking time: Approx. 40 minutes