Filled Rice Fritters

Fry these cheese, mushroom and ham filled Arborio rice fritters for delicious appetizers that serve a party!

  • Prep Time 60 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 20 min
  • Servings 48

5
cups Progresso™ chicken broth
2
cups uncooked Arborio rice
2
eggs, beaten
1/4
cup freshly grated imported Parmesan cheese
1
tablespoon butter or margarine, softened
48
cubes (1/2 inch) mozzarella cheese
1/4
cup 1/4-inch cubes imported prosciutto or fully cooked ham (about 2 ounces)
1/4
cup 1/4-inch cubes mushrooms
1
cup Progresso™ Italian-style dry bread crumbs
Vegetable oil

  • 1 Heat broth and rice to boiling 3-quart saucepan; reduce heat. Cover and simmer about 20 minutes or until liquid is absorbed (do not lift cover or stir). Spread rice on ungreased cookie sheet; cool.
  • 2 Mix rice, eggs, Parmesan cheese and butter. Shape into 1 1/2-inch balls. Press 1 cube mozzarella cheese, 1 cube prosciutto and 1 cube mushroom in center of each ball; reshape to cover cubes completely. Roll balls in bread crumbs to coat.
  • 3 Heat oil (2 inches) in deep fryer or Dutch oven to 375°. Fry 5 or 6 fritters at a time about 2 minutes or until deep golden brown; drain on paper towels.

Expert Tips

When you break into these stuffed rice fritters, the melted cheese inside pulls into threads that look like telephone cords. That's how they got the name in Rome of suppli al telefono -- telephone cord.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Fritter
Calories
75
(
Calories from Fat
25),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3g
3%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
),
Cholesterol
10mg
10%;
Sodium
160mg
160%;
Total Carbohydrate
9g
9%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Calcium
2%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.