Arancini: The Craveable Sicilian Street Food
As far as street foods go, there may be none as elegant as the arancini. It started out as a way to use up leftover risotto (yes, Italian grandmas somehow make enough that the family can’t eat it all). Now, street vendors make risotto just to turn it into arancini. What are they?
Arancini are basically a ball of fried rice. However, the risotto is hand-rolled around meats, cheese, veggies, sauces, and more. Then it is breaded so that it holds together when fried. While it is often enjoyed while walking in Italy, you can have this tasty delight in the comfort of your own home. How?
Culinary Specialties is proud to present three types of arancini in our online retail shop.
Find the Flavors Your Family Will Love
Here are three delightful options, hand-rolled in our safe prep area and delivered to your freezer for easy heat and serve meals.
- Parmesan Arancini – Made with a classic Italian risotto, these arancini contain both mozzarella and parmesan for a cheesy treat! They are rolled in panko breadcrumbs for the perfect crunch when you bite in.
- Wild Mushroom Arancini – This veggie-based arancini features a mix of portobello and shiitake mushrooms for a delightful, earthy flavor. Onions, garlic, chives, and other seasonings make this breaded snack a fan favorite!
- Andouille Risotto Balls – Stepping away from classic Italian flavors, andouille sausage gives these arancini a French twist. Don’t worry – you’ll still find plenty of creamy risotto and parmesan in there!