arancini

plural noun
aran·​ci·​ni | \ ˌä-rän-ˈchē-nē How to pronounce arancini (audio) \

Definition of arancini

: rounded balls of cooked rice with savory fillings (such as mozzarella cheese) that are coated with bread crumbs and deep-fried The lobster arancini and pureed potato croquettes captured his attention, and the pork and beef meatballs were worthy of a "best of" medal in Schaffer's eyes.— Dana Hatic

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Learn how to prepare arancini (aka deep-fried risotto balls). Darcel Rockett, chicagotribune.com, "8 Chicago-area classes for adults to take when the kids go back to school, from cooking to filmmaking," 21 Aug. 2019 Follow the eggplant with bronzed arancini, their centers a near-liquid mix of mascarpone and Prosecco, or a season-less chicory salad with orange segments, provolone and hazelnut vinaigrette. Los Angeles Times, "Review: The surprise at Santa Monica’s hot spot Élephante? The carb situation is on point.," 15 Aug. 2019 At happy hour, the arancini ($5) are under-fried and taste of an odd biscuit-like batter. Daliah Singer, The Know, "Restaurant review: The food satisfies, but Jovanina’s good looks are what really entice diners," 6 Aug. 2019 That sentiment was wrapped into every part of the wedding, beginning with the pool party, an informal affair at Villa Balbiano, complete with a gelato cart and arancini by LùBar, a cocktail bar by Drinkable, and a DJ at the decks. Tamara Abraham, Harper's BAZAAR, "This Epic Lake Como Wedding Had It All: An Alta Moda Photoshoot, Fireworks, and a Surprise Opera," 11 Apr. 2019 Festival-goers will see items like garlic arancini from vegan restaurant Celesta, and from fine-dining Morel, roasted garlic and ramp sausage that’s served with mostarda made from green garlic and rhubarb. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Partake in garlic every which way at Garlic Fest in Walker’s Point," 19 Oct. 2018 There are some sweet scorers now eligible for play, including bizjet, and some magical vowel dumps, such as arancini, those Italian balls of cooked rice. Leanne Italie, Fox News, "Scrabble dictionary adds 'OK,' 'ew' to official play along with hundreds of other new words," 24 Sep. 2018 There are some sweet scorers now eligible for play, including bizjet, and some magical vowel dumps, such as arancini, those Italian balls of cooked rice. Leanne Itali, The Seattle Times, "Yowza! Scrabble dictionary update adds ‘OK,’ ‘ew’ to official play," 24 Sep. 2018 Wagyu sliders, lobster arancini, cauliflower and whipped brie tarts, coq au vin empanadas, pork belly, and scallops by executive chef Danny Trace were devoured next to Fendi handbag displays and Alaia accessories. Amber Elliott, Houston Chronicle, "VIP view: Houston's finest fete Tootsies, the Galleria and Cafe Annie for one epic night on the town," 22 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of arancini

1948, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for arancini

borrowed from Italian, plural of arancino, literally, "little orange," from arancio "orange" (borrowed from Arabic nāranj, with misdivision of the Italian article un) + -ino, diminutive suffix (going back to Latin -īnus, suffix of appurtenance) — more at orange entry 1, -ine entry 1

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