Risotto Cakes

"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."
photo by Karen Elizabeth photo by Karen Elizabeth
photo by Karen Elizabeth
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Ready In:
12 risotto cakes




  • 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.

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  1. Karen Elizabeth
    Very much enjoyed and so easy to do! I used the tomato option, having plenty of tomatoes to use up, and I cooked some risotto to use for these, as I did prep work for the rest of supper. I can see how versatile this recipe would be, and will definitely be trying it again. They not only made a lovely vegetarian supper, together with recipe#343550 and recipe#310038 , but are great for office lunches! thanks for another winner, bluemoon!
  2. WiGal
    Besides its enticing aroma and eye appeal this is delicious, healthy, and easy. And love the use of a leftover incorporated into my meal planning. I used the leftover rice from Noo's Recipe#289258 to make this. Thanks bluemoon downunder for another winner! Made for PRMR.
  3. LilPinkieJ
    Oh very yum! I loved this so much. I've made rice cakes before, but never thought to use risotto. The spinach, red pepper and cheese are such a good blend. I can't wait to try other blends, maybe some roasted red pepper or some fontina on top. Loved it. Made and Reviewed for Please Review My Recipe Tag - Thanks! :)
  4. keldy22
    My Italian mother in law sent me home with some left over risotto. I thought risotto cakes would be interesting. OH MY thank you for the wonderful recipe. I followed the recipe using tomato and parm. regiano. I topped it with a few drops of red wine. The in-laws use red wine as a spice to Everything! I will be making chateaubriand for xmas eve. I will experiment with gorgonzola maybe a few mushroomes and as always a dab of red wine!! YM Yum. Thank you for a great recipe!
  5. Boomette
    When I decided to make it I saw I needed a red bell pepper, chargrilled. It was too late. So I cooked it in a skillet with olive oil and I decided to add a diced onion. I cooked them until they were brown. I used parmesan on 6 cakes. And mozzarella on the other 6. We prefered with the mozzarella. It was hard to remove the cake from the pan. Even though I greased it very well. It was very tasty with the red bell pepper and onion. Thanks Bluemoon. Made for Please Review My Recipe


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