Chive Risotto Cakes ( Ina Garten Barefoot Contessa ) Recipe

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Chive Risotto Cakes  ( Ina Garten Barefoot Contessa )
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  1. Bring a large (4 quart) pot of water to a boil and add 1/2 tablespoon salt and the Arborio rice. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 20 minutes. The grains of rice will be quite soft. Drain the rice in a sieve and run under cold water until cool. Drain well.
  2. Meanwhile, whisk together the yogurt, eggs, chives, Fontina, 1 1/4 teaspoons salt, and the pepper in a medium bowl. Add the cooled rice and mix well. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight, until firm.
  3. When ready to cook, preheat the oven to 250 degrees.
  4. Spread the panko in a shallow dish. Heat 3 tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet over medium-low heat.
  5. Form balls of the rice mixture using a standard (2 1/4 –inch) ice cream scoop or a large spoon.
  6. Pat the balls into patties 3 inches in diameter and 3/4 inch thick. Place 4-6 patties in the panko, turning once to coat.
  7. Place the patties in the hot oil and cook, turning once, for about 3 minutes on each side until the risotto cakes are crisp and nicely browned.
  8. Place on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper and keep warm in the oven for up to 30 minutes.
  9. Continue cooking in batches, adding oil as necessary, until all the cakes are fried.
  10. Serve hot.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 295.4 Kcal (1237 kJ)
Calories from fat 92.63 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10.29g 16%
Cholesterol 90.39mg 30%
Sodium 324.54mg 14%
Potassium 72.91mg 2%
Total Carbs 33.26g 11%
Sugars 1.1g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0.78g 3%
Protein 13.99g 28%
Vitamin C 0.9mg 1%
Iron 0.7mg 4%
Calcium 163.2mg 16%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 226 Kcal (946 kJ)
Calories from fat 70.87 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7.87g 16%
Cholesterol 69.15mg 30%
Sodium 248.3mg 14%
Potassium 55.78mg 2%
Total Carbs 25.44g 11%
Sugars 0.84g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0.6g 3%
Protein 10.71g 28%
Vitamin C 0.7mg 1%
Iron 0.5mg 4%
Calcium 124.8mg 16%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 6.6
  • 7

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

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