Can you reheat risotto? | The US Sun

RISOTTO is a family favourite due to being quick and faily easy to prepare.

If you end up making too much, this is what you need to know about reheating it.

There are multiple ways to reheat risotto


There are multiple ways to reheat risottoCredit: Getty

Can you reheat risotto?

Yes, you can reheat risotto but be aware that there are certain ways to do this.

You must make sure that the risotto is cooked well in the first place.

If you overcook risotto, it will have a gooey texture, which you do not want.

Make sure you keep an eye on it so you get a creamy nice risotto.

The reheated risotto will not be as nice as the fresh one, but it still makes for a good meal.

So if you’re meal prepping or have some leftover risotto, worry not, because we will tell you the best way to reheat it.

What is the best way to reheat risotto?

There are various ways how you can reheat risotto.

In the microwave

  1. Add some butter and water or wine to your risotto, depending on your liking and put it in a safe container.
  2. Heat the risotto for three to four minutes in the microwave.
  3. Every 30 seconds to one minute, take the risotto out to stir it and make sure that the contents are evenly reheated.
  4. Once finished, enjoy your reheated risotto.

Over the stove

  1. Put the risotto in a skillet, non-stick ideally, and add some butter and wine or meat broth or water.
  2. Put the stove on medium heat and as you reheat the risotto, make sure to stir it.
  3. Keep stirring throughout the reheating so that the risotto reheats throughout and it does not stick to your pan.
  4. If the risotto looks dry, add some more butter or broth, to make it creamier.

In the oven

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. During this time, leave the risotto to settle to room temperature.
  2. Place the risotto in a butter-coated pan.
  3. Then add some butter and wine or meat broth or water to the risotto.
  4. Then bake it for about 10 minutes.
  5. Every two minutes, make sure to take the risotto out and stir it so that it heats evenly throughout and it does not stick to the pan.
  6. If it looks dry, just add some more liquid to it.

How many times can you reheat risotto?

You should only reheat your risotto once.

Once the food is heated, you need to eat it straight away or else it might grow bacteria.

You surely do not want to be getting food poisoning, especially if the risotto has meat or fish in it.

Emma James

Emma James is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Emma James joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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