With an arancini recipe in your cooking arsenal, we can promise that you'll have the one-up on most home cooks. Because while they might be able to bake an impressive layered cake or make a perfectly-cooked roast, you will have mastered one of Italy's finest gifts to the culinary world: arancini balls.
Arancini is made by deep-frying balls of risotto and filling it with the best pasta toppings you can find (think meaty ragu, spinach and ricotta, or in this case, pistachio and cheese). Considering how delicious risotto is on its own, you can only imagine how much better it gets when breaded and fried to a perfect golden hue.
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