Risotto Cakes made in a mini-muffin pan. A great way to use leftover risotto to make lunchbox snacks. This is one of those basic recipe ideas that you can easily adapt to use up whatever odds and ends of ingredients you have on hand. And it's a recipe that can easily be doubled. I've not frozen these, but I've always found rice dishes freeze well, so I'm sure you'll find you can also freeze them.
- Combine risotto, spinach, tomato (or red pepper) and seasonings in a bowl and mix well until combined.
- Lightly grease a mini-muffin pan or spray it with oil, spoon the mixture into the recesses until the tops are rounded, and sprinkle the risotto cakes with parmesan.
- Bake in a moderate oven (180ºC) for 15 to 20 minutes or until the risotto cakes are firm and golden. If serving warm, allow the risotto cakes to rest in the pan for 5 minutes before removing them from the pan.
- Serving Suggestions: Serve at room temperature with a salad. Or warm with grilled or BBQd meats, or as part of a vegetarian meal. If you want to serve them with a sauce, I recommend ~*Pamela*~in Winnipeg’s Mushroom Sauce for Meatballs #121093.