Frittelle di riso, Fritell ad ris

Frittelle di riso, also known as Fritell ad ris in the local dialect, is a traditional dessert from the Emilia-Romagna region in Italy. This sweet treat can be found in various towns and communes throughout the region, including Bologna, Modena, and Ferrara. It is commonly sold in local pastry shops, bakeries, and even some supermarkets.

One popular recipe for frittelle di riso involves cooking rice in milk until it becomes creamy, then mixing it with sugar, eggs, and flour. The mixture is then deep-fried until golden brown and dusted with powdered sugar before serving. Another variation includes adding raisins or candied fruit to the mixture for added flavor.

Frittelle di riso has been recognized as a traditional food product (PAT) in Emilia-Romagna. The specifications for this recognition include the use of specific ingredients such as Arborio or Carnaroli rice, whole milk, eggs, sugar, and flour. The frittelle should have a soft and creamy interior with a crispy exterior, and they should be free from any artificial additives or preservatives.

Sources:
– “Frittelle di riso: la ricetta tradizionale” – www.giallozafferano.it
– “Frittelle di riso” – www.emiliaromagnaturismo.it