Rice Fritters ~ Frittelle di Riso. Italy. During winter times it is really easy to see in Florence’s bakeries and pastry shops these sweet “little balls” covered with sugar: they are called ”Frittelle di riso”, and are actually rice fritters. The recipe belongs to late middle ages and Tuscan peolple were used to bake them in occasion of Saint Joseph’s celebrations (19 March). Try to cook them!