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Arancine (Sicilian Rice Balls) Recipe

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Maria Colletti (Nonna)
Added: Monday, October 30, 2006


Arborio rice
ground beef
salt and pepper
pine nuts
diced cook ham
3 egg yolks
seasoned bread crumbs
oil for frying

Cook Arborio rice, mix in butter and mozzarella.
In a pan, cook beef, onion, salt, pepper, raisins, pine nuts and ham.
With moistened hands take some rice and form a depressed patty, filling the meat mixture in the center and using more rice to close the rice ball. Repeat.
Beat 3 egg yolks, coat the rice balls in egg and roll in breadcrumbs. Deep fry until golden brown. Drain on paper towels and eat hot.

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This recipe takes team work. It's time consuming, so make a lot and enjoy for a while.




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