I’m a massive fan of Rachel Roddy’s writing and her recipes. (She also has my dream life, married to an Italian, writing about food for a living and splitting her time between Sicily and Rome).
The week her article in the Guardian had a recipe for arancini. These gorgeous rice balls are a favourite of mine and something I have been craving for weeks. I’ve attempted to make them before and they’ve never been quite right.
As it was bank holiday and I had time, my dinner plan went out of the window and I tried her recipe. it is absolutely perfect. As well as being easy to follow, the arancini are just like those I’ve had in Italy. The only change I made was to add a tiny pinch of ‘nduja to the centre, just for a bit of a kick.
If you’re looking for something new to try, please try this recipe. It seems a bit faffy but the end result is incredible and once you’ve mastered them you can fill them with a world of amazing flavours.
The recipe can be found here: https://www.theguardian.com/food/2020/aug/31/rachel-roddy-favourite-recipe-for-arancine-alba-allota
Her books “Five Quarters” and “Two Kitchens” are also brilliant sources of authentic Italian recipes. I can’t wait for her next book, The A-Z of Pasta, which is published next year.