Italian Street Food: Make Arancini Rice Balls

Learn to cook online and make delicious and authentic arancini with this virtual class!

2 hours Class size 1 to 25     label £10

Looking romantic things to do on valentines day at home? Taken your parter on virtual trip to Italy and tantalise their taste buds with this Italian virtual cooking class!

Arancini (or arancine) are the pride of Sicilian cuisine and street food and in this cooking class online you'll learn step-by-step how to make your own!

You can find these delicious rice balls everywhere on the island at all times. From city to city they often change shape and size, taking an oval, pear or round features, depending on the filling. There are over 100 variations but the most popular and definitely the most delicious has to be the classic recipe which is served with the meat sauce ragu.

Don't worry if you're new to cooking, arancini might seem like a complicated dish to make but with this online class you will have plenty of clear demonstrations, on-hand help and plenty of tips and tricks along the way!

These filling rice balls are the perfect starter for your romantic Valentine's dinner, but be careful... your lover will want more than just a couple of them - they are highly addictive! So, if you fancy impressing your partner or you're simply just looking for fun things to do at home, this virtual cooking class is a hearty way to fill your day, and your belly.

Grab your apron and let's cook an authentic Italian storm together!

Knowledge required
What to bring
Ingredients for 6 arancini:

  • 250g of Carnaroli or Arborio rice, same as the risotto rice.
  • 600ml of water with vegetable stock
  • 1 tsp of saffron
  • 50g of butter
  • 100g of minced pork or beef
  • 50g of peas
  • 1 x carrot
  • ½ onion
  • 2 tablespoons of tomato paste
  • 100g of small cubes of cheddar cheese (the original recipe has provola cheese which is like a dried smoked mozzarella but it is very difficult to find here in UK, cheddar is a good alternative for the consistency it gives)
  • ½ glass of red wine
  • 100g of bread crumbs
  • 100g of flour
  • 100ml of water
  • 1 x egg
  • Salt and black pepper
  • 1lt of peanut oil or rapeseed oil (both are great for deep frying as they don't leave the food too greasy but you can also use a standard vegetable oil)
Utensils required:

  • 1 x big pot to boil the rice
  • 1 x pot to make the ragu
  • 1 x frying pan
  • 2 x big bowls
  • 1 x big chopping board
  • 1 x serving tray
  • Kitchen paper
Your teacher
Luca Favorito
Luca Favorito
(Cook with Luca)

5.0 (15)

I started Cook with Luca because I wanted to teach people how to make amazing traditional Italian soul food from scratch.

The aim of my online classes is that you enjoy yourself and other's company, share ideas and cooking tips and enjoy a glass of wine with a delicious meal.

My public classes are also an opportunity to learn new skills, acquire more knowledge about Italian culture, socialise with like-minded foodies and ultimately start to feel confident in the kitchen when inviting friends and family over for a meal!

Verified reviews

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Rachel Randle Feb 2022

14 ClassBento workshops attended • 8 reviews

Really enjoyed the class. It was a friendly and fun atmosphere. Great tasting food made and lots of helpful tips and history behind the dish

Anthony Manfredi Feb 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended

What a fun class! Luca was so friendly and made it easy and enjoyable. Our arancini turned out delicious so we really loved it. Can't wait to do another.

Cooking workshop review by Anthony Manfredi

Louise Mornay Jan 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Incredible! Luca is a great friendly teacher and excellent instructions - can't believe I made arancini!

Carmen Derouin Feb 2021

My partner and I had such a great time cooking with Luca! Luca made the virtual class so interactive, relatable and fun. Would absolutely recommend to a friend and I look forward to taking another class hopefully soon!

David Mason Feb 2021

Excellent class with excellent results. Luca was a really good teacher with a good pace.

Took the time to say hello to everyone whilst cooking

Italian Street Food: Make Arancini Rice Balls review by David Mason Sydney
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