Fried Risotto Cakes

Recipe by mary winecoff
READY IN: 30mins
YIELD: 8 cakes




  • In a large saucepan, bring the chicken stock to a simmer. In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add the onion and saute for 5 minutes or until soft. Add the rice and stir until coated.
  • Increase the heat to medium-high. Add the wine. Cook, stirring constantly for 4 minutes or until wine is absorbed. Add about 1 cup chicken stock (enough to just cover the rice) and cook, stirring constantly, until the stock is absorbed. Continue adding stock, 1 cup at a time, stirring until it is absorbed before adding more. The rice is done when it is just cooked through and lightly bound with creamy liquid, about 15 minutes.
  • Remove risotto from heat and stir in Parmesan cheese and scallion. Spread risotto evenly in a greased sheet pan and refrigerate until very firm, at least 4 hours or overnight.
  • In a large saute pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Form risotto cakes by shaping handfuls of risotto into 3 x 1/2 inch disks. Dredge the cakes in flour to coat. Saute cakes in hot oil until golden.