Amy Eddings is the local host of “All Things Considered,” which airs from 4 PM until 8 PM weekdays. She started hosting in 2004, after long-time host JoAnn Allen left for the West Coast. Before ATC, Amy was a reporter. Her favorite topics were--and still are--garbage and recycling, which she still reports on whenever she can get out of the studio.
No Such Thing as Leftover Risotto
Thursday, October 17, 2013
Italian cooking great Lidia Bastianich recently confirmed something that was impressed upon me during a cooking class long ago: There's no such thing as leftover risotto.
The Italian comfort food staple of arborio rice and, for Bastianich, grated Grana Padano, is best experienced warm, right from the pot, redolent of cheese and at the peak of its starchy creaminess.
Re-heating the dish, she told me, makes the risotto mushy. She recommends frying leftover risotto into rice cakes.
According to Lidia, "The secret with leftovers is always to create a new dish, not a reheated one."
Below, check out my 60-Second Stir-Fry video with Lidia.