An Arancini is a small rice ball that is coated with breadcrumbs and deep fried. This is an Italian snack from the Sicily region and literally translates as “little orange”. The rice used is usually left over from earlier made risotto.
Arancini can be filled with ragu, mushrooms, pistachios, or aubergine. The most popular type of arancini is Arancini con Ragu that is commonly found in Sicilian cafes.
The Roman version is known as Suppli and this version, while similar, is filled with cheese.