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Rice Leftovers: Knock-off Risotto

Updated: Feb 16

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I've learned that I don't have to have "risotto rice" aka arborio to make my own homemade version of risotto. Okay, so maybe it's not true risotto, but it's a knock off that tastes great and is one of my favorite ways to use leftover rice. The other is in congee. Anyways, it's pretty simple, but I do try to always cook my rice in homemade stock (it always tastes better than water).

Here's a quick and easy duck gouda risotto I made:

I took 3 cups of cooked leftover rice (my favorite is Old Carolina Gold Rice, affiliate code: SATIATEDBLONDE) and put it in a pot with approximately half a cup of broth. Then, I put in a whole block of goat gouda - it's a little sharper tasting than manchego, although I've tried it with both! After the cheese is melted, I added freshly cooked duck meat. Note: the whole ducks we've been getting lately are pretty lean, so there really wasn't a ton of leftover meat to use. Finally, I stir occasionally and let it gently reduce down, then top with salt (affiliate code: SB10).

It's so simple and a way to reinvent leftovers, which I am always looking to do! What's your favorite thing to do with leftover rice? Tell me in the comments and as always, #GetSatiated.



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