The arancini (fried rice balls) that are sold in the bars and cafes of Sicily are among my favorite foods. Here is a recipe that is easier for the home cook, and since it is baked and not fried, the fat content may be lower. This recipe has endless variations; I've posted the most complicated version (it's not that hard) which can then be unmolded for a dramatic presentation. But simpler versions abound -- for example, a timbale made in a springform pan and filled simply with ham, peas and a thick bechamel. Chopped spinach or eggplant could be added to the rice. The filling ingredients can be prepared the day before. Just an observation: to make it kid-friendly, keep it simple.