Here is a recipe shared by a Chef that you and your loved ones will be impressed with! Each dumpling has 60 calories so you do not have to stress over it. 

Sicilian Style Crispy Fried Dumplings: Arancini Siciliani Recipe Card

This dish has been contributed by Chef Om Nayak, The Pasta Bowl Company.

Total Time :
90 min
Preparation Time :
60 min
Cooking Time :
30 min
Servings :
Cooking Level :
Kishori Sud


  • 200 grams arborio Rice
  • Flour to coat
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for frying
  • 5 grams chopped thyme leaves
  • 100 grams cooked minced seasoning adjusted lamb
  • 50 grams shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 30 grams grated parmesan cheese
  • 25 grams de-shelled and mildly roasted pine nuts
  • Bread crumbs for coating
  • Egg wash to coat


Step 1
In a Pan cook Arborio Rice by gradually adding vegetable stock. This process should take 20-25 mins.
Step 2
Add thyme and salt to taste.
Step 3
Let well cooked sticky rice come at room temperature. I suggest, use a flat plate to spread this rice for faster results.
Step 4
Once cooler, add Parmesan cheese and mix well.
Step 5
Take smaller portions of this rice mixture (25-30 grams) on to your palm; flatten with thumb and stuffed it with pre-cooked lamb mince, followed by a little shredded mozzarella and 1 pine nut.
Step 6
Form them into balls making sure that no filling oozes out. Let these balls rest in the fridge for ½ an hour.
Step 7
Dust the dumplings with flour; roll it in the beaten egg wash and coat properly and evenly with bread crumbs.
Step 8
Heat oil in a deep dish on a medium heat.
Step 9
Fry these Arancini balls golden/ till cooked to the core.