Monday, October 12, 2009

Risotto Addendum

Just a few notes about risotto...

- SRM asked how much a cup of grain yields when cooked. This is a little challenging to quantify as your total volume of risotto is effected by how much of a main ingredient you add. In general I think this quantity will serve 4 normal adult appetites as a main dish. Risotto is not a "light" meal. My family ALWAYS has leftovers. (I can't speak to your husband's appetite, but it may be worth it to make this amount to start before doubling it!)

- Risotto DOES NOT freeze well (homemade anyway). So, not something to make a huge quantity of for later meals in the week. I happen to enjoy the consistency of leftover risotto. (It will seize up) But an even better way to use it is to turn it into a second meal. Add one beaten egg, more cheese maybe some scallions and form into slim patties. Fry in a little olive oil until brown and crispy on both sides and serve with a little salad on the side. Or if patties are too much work, just fry up the leftovers in a little oil. Italian fried rice!

5 comments:

alexis said...

well crap. I am gonna have to try this now.

Styling with Renee Michelle said...

Thanks for the additional info. I like the idea of Italian fried rice, although I'll probably be lazy and just put it in the bento boxes for reheating at lunch.

Lakeview Coffee Joe said...

I think I'm going to give this a shot. I LOVE risotto, so I should at least try. When I made scallops the other night, I was very pleasantly surprised.

Stephanie said...

Joe, you're turning into such the little homemaker! ;)

Dad said...

I agree Stef - risotto needs to be reprocessed if left over. Those cakes can be used for all sorts of things such as putting smoked salmon on or a fried egg, etc.