Preparation / Directions:
In small bowl combine 1/2 cup sugar and 4 teaspoons grated orange peel. Heat oil to 375 degrees in deep fryer. Mix pancake mix, rice, 1/3 cup sugar, 2 teaspoons orange peel, nutmeg and cinnamon together. Stir in water, egg and vanilla until all mix is moist, batter will be thick. Drop batter by heaping teaspoon into hot oil. Fry fritters about 8 at a time (less if diameter of pan is less than 9 1/2 inches) until golden brown (about 2 minutes on each side). Remove from deep fryer, drain on paper towel. Roll fritters in mixture of 1/2 cup sugar and 4 teaspoons orange peel. Serve warm.