Risotto is a favorite Italian rice dish of many people. It’s easy to understand why. It’s very delicious, what with the combination of meat stock and vegetables. It’s very creamy and soothing.
There’s one problem with risotto, though—it can be very difficult to cook it especially for novice chefs. Unless you’re Gordon Ramsay, I would surmise that you had your share of mistakes in cooking risotto.
Fortunately for us who love risotto, reheating it isn’t as complicated as cooking it. I will share with you the different ways to reheat risotto.
Reheating risotto in the microwave oven
Perhaps the easiest way to reheat risotto is to place it in the microwave oven. I usually put the cold risotto in a microwavable container and add butter and a little wine. You may also add some water if you don’t have wine at home.
Then microwave it for 3-4 minutes. You should check and stir the risotto once the time elapses. If you find it a bit cold, put it back in the microwave and heat it for another minute or so.
This is the quickest way to reheat risotto; one method that I can suggest if you are pressed for time.
Turning leftover risotto into arancini
You can also turn leftover risotto into another dish--- arancini di riso. It can be a starter dish or even a main course if you are on a diet.
This recipe can take up to two hours to complete, though. And you will be needing a handful of ingredients.
But it would make about 20 servings. And it can make your leftover risotto even more appetizing or flavorful.
Risotto is a flavorful and creamy dish that’s loved by millions around the globe. You don’t have to throw away leftover risotto because reheating it is so easy and simple. And you can even turn risotto into another dish that your family will surely love.