Posted by on Jun 19, 2024 in Appetizers | 30 comments

Sicilian Arancini Recipe | Homemade Italian Rice Balls Recipe

Sicilian Arancini Recipe | Homemade Italian Rice Balls Recipe
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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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30 Responses to “Sicilian Arancini Recipe | Homemade Italian Rice Balls Recipe”

  1. Vincenzos Plate says:

    Are you a real food lover?
    Sicilian Arancini are a must…Real Italian Food at it’s best

  2. Antonio Casabianca says:

    central coast wyee point, as a chef mate i give you 10 out 10

  3. daniel formica says:

    Christinas Arancini in Taormina !!!!!!

  4. Ebefren Revo says:

    Se usi la Mutti come salsa vai sempre sul sicuro (non mi pagano x dirlo, è
    solo la verità !!) Gli Arancini sono una delle cose che più amo al mondo
    (specia quelli bianchi con kili di mozzarella filanteee .. “be generous
    with the cheese” ,,, OF COURSE !!), sono di Torino, e anche qui al nord si
    va matti per gli arancini !!( e a quanto pare pure in Australia !!! 😛 )

  5. Vincenzos Plate says:

    You will love this version +hugharmaryash have fun making it. Thank you

  6. Haniela's says:

    I’m so thrilled you posted this recipe. My neighbors are Italian and they
    brought this dish over and I loooved it. I’m so thrilled now that I have
    your recipe I will be able to make this myself now. It’s so tasty and
    doesn’t seem too difficult to make. Thank you so much for sharing your
    videos and recipe Vincenzo.

  7. Bad Beast Barbecue says:

    Oh man, amazing looking rice balls……..those look fantastic….

  8. Vincenzos Plate says:

    Thank you +MsFoxy Foxx glad you love it

  9. Nathan Bender says:

    Delicious. I had Arancini balls at a few other restaurants after I tried
    yours and yours were the best :)

    • Vincenzos Plate says:

      Hi Nathan, thanks mate. I love arancini and they need to be made with love
      and passion. Restaurants don’t have time for love eheheh I have to make
      more of them for you and your family

  10. Alan Friedman says:

    Thanks for the arinchini demo. We just got back from Sicily and enjoyed
    arinchini in Erice, Poleromo and Villa Roma de Casallle. Loved them

  11. Candi Lo says:

    I love Sicily, Modica and Ragusa are my favorite places. Somehow I never
    tried the Arancini when I was there because I didn’t know what it was but
    I’m loving it now and just made some for my block party, everyone loved it.
    Thank you for the post, it’s very helpful.

  12. noha xxx says:

    perfecto i luved it thx for sharing the recipie

  13. keith bettag says:

    i gotta do these,,,looks amazing

  14. blackopssavage says:


  15. Antonio Casabianca says:

    bravo vincenzo, nato a catania e residente in australia arancini e cannoli
    siciliani sapori unici al mondo

    • Vincenzos Plate says:

      Ciao Antonio, i sapori della Sicilia sono magnifici. Sono stato a Catania
      l’anno scorso e la adoro. Dove vivi a Sydney?

  16. the yellow gloves says:

    looks yummy good

  17. Home Cooking Adventure says:

    I really have to try these arancini..I want to make some for such a long
    time and your recipe is really helpful.

    • Vincenzos Plate says:

      +Home Cooking Adventure Your daughters will absolutely love them. Its fun
      to make with them. Have fun making them

  18. hugharmaryash says:

    Awesome! Looking forward to trying this out. Thanks!

  19. says:

    what rice is that?