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    Arancini bombs on the beach in Sicily

    Location: Palermo, Sicily

     

    Arancini are originally from Sicily, so of course, the best arancini I’ve ever had were in Palermo.

    These savory fried rice balls are made everywhere in Italy, but from personal experience, they aren’t very good unless they come from the homeland. Elsewhere, they are always too dry, lacking flavor, or the rice-to-other-ingredients ratio is terrible. My favorite are the arancini al ragù (rice, tomato sauce with minced meat, peas, onions, and mozzarella), but they can be filled with a variety of ingredients like ham, mushrooms, and spinach. Read more…