The answer is make supplì … oval shaped rice balls. The idea is to stuff them with some cheese, usually mozzarella, then coat them in flour and breadcrumbs and, finally, fry them. They make tasty starters and snacks and party food. The leftover in question this time was a mushroom risotto.
Place about a tablespoonful of risotto in the palm of your hand and flatten it …
Place a chunk of mozzarella in the middle. The idea is to envelop this chunk of cheese entirely in the rice, so cut it to size accordingly.
Use both hands to mould the supplì into its signature oval bullett shape. The risotto is very sticky so dunk your hands in cold water before getting to work on the supplì, one at a time.
Here they are … before they have been rolled in flour, and then in breadcrumbs.
And here they are, mission accomplished. Well, not quite yet. They need to be fried now. If, however, you want to eat them at some other time … you could freeze the supplì at this stage.
We are talking about deep frying here, not shallow frying. Don’t overcrowd the frying pan. The supplì are ready when they turn golden brown and the breadcrumbs become ravishingly crisp. At that point remove with a slotted spoon and place on kitchen paper.
And here is the finished result!
As you can see, the cheese inside melts with the heat …. And supplì are best eaten hot!