These are really simple to make as all you need to do is make golf ball sized balls using the leftover paella / risotto. Then you just flatten them down and bake for around 20-25 minutes and you’re done. The cakes make a great little starter with some spicy mayo on the side.
I wrote about how to use up leftover risotto by making risotto balls here and the recipe works just as well with paella instead of risotto.
Riso al Salto is apparently the traditional Italian way to use up leftover Risotto and again, it works really well with paella. I’ve written the recipe in full over on my meal planning blog here.
I love stuffed tomatoes and I’m sure you could do this just as easily with a pepper but I’m not a fan of peppers so I’ve never tried it like that myself. I usually just stuff a giant hollowed out beef tomato with as much paella / risotto as I can fit in there and bake it for half an hour at around 200 c.
Or you could turn your leftovers into a bit of a soup by adding some chicken /veg stock and cooking it all together in a pan – I’ve never tried this but I love soup so I will next time I have leftovers and I’ll let you know what it tastes like!
Can you think of any other ways to cook your risotto or paella leftovers?
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