Lucy's Sweet Arancine

Sweet Arancine... traditional Sicilian Arancine trasformed into a delicious dessert.

Lucy's Sweet Arancine


For 7 Person(s)

For the Rice Balls:

  • 1 cup Arborio rice
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 pound sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 egg for the egg wash
  • plain bread crumbs
  • oil for frying

For the Filling:

  • 1 1/2 pounds ricotta impastata or drained ricotta
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips


  1. Get the Arborio Rice HERE
  2. Make the Rice:
    1. In a large pot, add the water, the milk, the vanilla extract and the sugar.  Let the water/milk boil and add the rice.
    2. Stir the rice continuously until it is cooked.  You do not want it too al dente but not too soft either.  If during the cooking process the rices gets dry add a little hot water.
    3. Let the rice get lukewarm and add the butter. Fold the butter well into the rice and set aside to completely cool off.
  3. Make the Filling:
    1. Mix the Impastata with the sugar.
    2. Pass the entire content through a sieve so that you obtain a very creamy mix.
    3. Add the vanilla extract and mix well.
    4. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  4. Make the Arancine:
    1. In the palm of your hand, put a lump of rice of about the size of a baseball.
    2. With your finger make a hole into the rice and add some of the filling.  Close the hole with the rice and roll it into a ball.
    3. Dip the rice ball into the egg wash and then roll it into the bread crumbs.
    4. Deep fry the rice balls until they turn golden.



Recipe Notes

The Sweet Arancini can also be filled with a Nutella Mousse... how sweet! 

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