Chive Risotto Cakes ( Ina Garten Barefoot Contessa )

Recipe by ChefDLH
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READY IN: 6mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Bring a large (4 quart) pot of water to a boil and add ½ tablespoon salt and the Arborio rice. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 20 minutes. The grains of rice will be quite soft. Drain the rice in a sieve and run under cold water until cool. Drain well.
  • Meanwhile, whisk together the yogurt, eggs, chives, Fontina, 1 ¼ teaspoons salt, and the pepper in a medium bowl. Add the cooled rice and mix well. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight, until firm.
  • When ready to cook, preheat the oven to 250 degrees.
  • Spread the panko in a shallow dish. Heat 3 tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet over medium-low heat.
  • Form balls of the rice mixture using a standard (2 1/4 –inch) ice cream scoop or a large spoon.
  • Pat the balls into patties 3 inches in diameter and ¾ inch thick. Place 4-6 patties in the panko, turning once to coat.
  • Place the patties in the hot oil and cook, turning once, for about 3 minutes on each side until the risotto cakes are crisp and nicely browned.
  • Place on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper and keep warm in the oven for up to 30 minutes.
  • Continue cooking in batches, adding oil as necessary, until all the cakes are fried.
  • Serve hot.
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