Use Overripe Strawberries to Make Strange Springy Risotto

Although I never see strawberry risotto on Roman menus anymore, it was all the rage in the 80s. Its fifteen minutes of fame has long since expired, but I still love it.

Source: The Most Wonderfully Unusual Strawberry Risotto

The cookbook “Almost Vegetarian” by Diana Shaw (out of print and used copies are available for cheap on Amazon) has a recipe for a sweet strawberry risotto that I’ve made a few times, that uses fresh strawberries and strawberry yogurt as a flavor base. It’s delicious, a strawberry rice pudding, basically.

I’ve seen lemon risotto, apple risotto, etc. I’m told grape risotto is actually a traditional Tuscan dish and not some nouvelle cuisine abomination. I may try it sometime.

Those Extracts In Your Cupboard Have Many Uses Beyond Baking

It’s a tale as old as vanilla extract: You buy a bottle of it (or of almond, or anise, or any other kind of extract), it gets shuffled to the back of your pantry shelf, and then you buy another.

And before you know it, in a fervent pantry clean out session, you uncover an extract windfall. And then what do you do?

Source: How to Use Up a Heck of a Lot of Extracts

Couple additional options:

  • If you have kids, you can add it to your playdough (homemade or store bought) or rice.
  • They can be used pretty easily to make flavored syrups for cocktails. Just dump the extract in before (or after honestly) you boil the syrup down.

Make Fried Fish Cakes with Leftover Rice

Everyone loves a rich, creamy risotto. But big, pricey bags of special arborio and carnaroli rice take up precious pantry space, and unless you’re making enough risotto for an army, you’re going to have leftover grains. So we asked a panel of pro chefs from around the country for other ways to make your way through your risotto rice—beyond risotto.

Source: Hey Chef, What Else Can I Do with Risotto Rice?

“leftover salmon”?  I understand these words individually, but not when placed in this order… 😉

I can be bought with rainbow/steelhead trout.