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Apr 20, 2007 05:38 PM

Leftover Risotto Milanese

It was delicious with dinner, but what should we do with the leftovers?

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  1. I usually make little cakes (like crabcakes), dust them with a bit of flour and saute them in a fragrant olive oil - great for a summer lunch, for breakfast, or for a nice side dish.

    1. nuke it for brekkie the next day (or eat it cold) yummm

      1. Arancini! Wish I was there to help you eat them ;-)

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        1. re: operagirl

          I love that there's actually a name for this recycled leftover dish! Googling "arancini" linked me to this definition: "An Italian rice ball made with white wine risotto, and a gooey mozzarella center. Fantastic for lunch or dinner." So I'm going out this morning to get some of those little mozzarella balls (I know THEY have a name, too -- but it escapes me at the moment.) YUM!

          1. re: CindyJ

            You can use the mozzarella balls or just cubes of mozzarella. Below's my report on some arancini I made w/ leftover risotto that wasn't that stellar. The arancini were great though!


          2. re: operagirl

            So we used the leftover risotto in arancini last night -- and they were great! I made patties about 3" in diameter and put a chunk of fresh mozzarella in the middle of each. Coated them with panko and sauteed them for a couple of minutes on each side until they were golden brown. Thanks for your recommendations!!

          3. What is "leftover risotto"??? Never heard of it.

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            1. re: Grubbjunkie

              *LAUGH* The recipe called for two cups of arborio rice. There were only two of us at dinner, and the risotto was a side dish.

              1. re: CindyJ

                I always make extra risotto. It might be one of the best re-heated dishes out there, and it's even good cold. Some of my risottos taste better the 2nd day.

                One meal of risotto is never enough!!

            2. I forget the name, but this is actually a dish offered in Milanese restaurants, I have heard. Heat some olive oil and butter in a sautee pan, add a thin layer of leftover risotto, cook till crispy and flip, cook the other side, serve.