Italian gastronomic specialities: Sicilian arancini

May 04, 2021 198

Arancini are among the most popular Sicilian recipes in the world. Whether traditional or gourmet, the beloved rice ball continues to be eaten by all.Arancini can be rounded or cone-shaped. There is an almost age-old debate about their name because they are called arancine in Palermo and the western part of Sicily, arancini in Catania and the east side.

The debate about the name seems to come to no conclusion because there is no official evidence to prove the correct pronunciation. Etymology leads one to believe that the name derives from its shape, like that of an orange.

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