Arancini (Rice Balls)

quinoa "arancini" with sneaky-whiskey chicken

So, quinoa is kind of a weird word, right?  To start, it’s pronounced “keen-whaaaaa”. It sounds silly, like “vegan” or “smelt”.  Have you ever noticed it sounds almost, well, dirty?...more

Like An Arancino

When I think of my grandmother, I think of arancini. It is an odd association, since she never once stuffed and fried a ball of leftover risotto. It hardly matters, since I don't think about her making them. Instead, I think about her being one of them....more
 @Genie Gratto I've seen them done a couple of times on the Food Network channel, and have ...more

East meets West Arancini

Arancini is an Italian specialty, from Sicily to be precise, dating back to around the 10th century. The word Arancini actually means “little orange” as the traditional fried rice ball are very round and resemble small oranges. You will find many recipes online giving you the supposed original version but as any Italian family can attest, every Italian mother or grandmother has her own secret recipe....more