Risotto Fritto (Fried Risotto)

14 01 2014

The Sicilians are known for Arancini, which essentially are fried rice balls often made with leftover risotto and cheese. Simply delizioso, and a great use of leftovers! However these beauties are typically coated in an egg/flour/breadcrumb mixture and deep-fried, not so good for your figure. Rather than adding all the extra ingredients, I just pan-fried my leftover risotto as is in a little olive oil until nice and crunchy on the outside. Easy-peasy, and so tasty! Using up your leftovers doesn’t have to be boring, you just have to think outside the microwave.

Risotto Fritto (Fried Risotto)

Risotto Fritto (Fried Risotto)

The following is compliments of This Girl’s Gotta Eat:

Form leftover risotto into patties, like a burger. You can make them however large or small you’d like.

Heat a little olive oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Saute patties until they form a deep, golden brown crust on both sides. Remove from skillet and season lightly with salt.

Serve over a bed of dressed spinach (olive oil and lemon juice) topped with parmesan cheese.

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