Arancini is an Italian word that means little orange due to the shape and colour of this food. Arancinis have been around for a very long time, however recently increased in popularity as a finger food. The more common Arancini consist of a ragu meat and tomato filling. I call this one the simple Arancini as all you need is left over rice or risotto, cut up some mozzarella cheese, roll, crumb and fry. And what an amazing result. See my mushroom risotto recipe, for the complete recipe.