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The flavours of Italian cuisine are simple but excellent. I have eaten and prepared many dishes from this country. Today is the time for something new – Arancini. It sounds like a sweet dish but it is not.
The name of the dish comes from similarity to oranges (in Italian -arancia). As for me, this fruit is not very similar, but tradition is not the thing to discuss. Arancini appearing in many versions, only your imagination can stop you. Apparently, there are even sweet arancini, but these I have no opportunity to try.
To do this you will need:
- 200 g of rice
- 200 g minced meat (pork or beef)
- 1/3 of onions
- 100 g mozzarella (preferably already in the cubes)
- 200 g green peas
- 1 egg
- frying oil
We start with cooking rice. We need rice to be aldente (not so soft). In the meantime, chop the onion. Do as best you can. You can also use the onion press. Fry the meat with finely chopped onion and leave to cool. We do the same (colling) with rice. We put everything in the bowl. We add small cubes of mozzarella, canned peas, eggs and spices. Now its time to mix it well. Next, we form balls the size of a ping-pong ball, roll them in breadcrumbs and fry in oil. We are waiting when the colour change to golden. After that its time to take arancini from oil and soak on the paper towel. If You have a time make smaller balls. The large arancini can be a reason of problems with frying – the bigger the more oil you have to use.
The best taste hot, but the cold ones are fine. You might eat them with your favourite sauce. I had sweet chilli in my fridge. Perhaps for Italians, such combinations of flavours it’s not acceptable, but it suited :) Garlic, yoghurt sauce or other sauce should be also tasty. Bon Appetit! :)