Arancini have been made in Sicily for more than a thousand years and it’s easy to see why these fried rice croquettes are so popular. They’re a fine example of the culinary genre known as Cucina Povera, usually roughly translated as Peasant Cooking, or the Poor Man’s Kitchen. In my case, the poor woman.
From Senior at large in a Sicilian kitchen. There are some wonderful photos of Arabic influence in Sicily.