This week we made a saffron-pumpkin risotto one day, buffalo mozzarella as an appetizer...
so the left-over's became....
Arancini di Riso
Sicilian fried rice balls, made with the left-over risotti stuffed with some mozzarella.
You add a beaten egg to the cold risotto and some grated parmesan cheese
Form into a ball and create a small hole to push the mozzarella in.
Close the rice ball around the mozzarella and roll in breadcumbs.
Let chill and then fry!
The rest of the pumpkin ( which is a very sweet squash, not halloween pumpkins, but more like the Kabosha.
Zucca Gialla Grigliata
I removed the thick outside skin and then thinly sliced the pumpkin.
I like to grill the slices in a little olive oil then marinate with extra virgin olive oil, white wine vinegar , sliced garlic and mint. It is a trick I learned in Sicily.
It is easy to look at recipes and go shopping, for me the real challenge is to create with what I have extra and to not just eat leftover's.