I was going through my America's Test Kitch Family cookbook and came across this. I realized I had leftover rissoto in my fridge and thought I would try it. It turned out great and I would have never thought to use my leftovers this way! Instead of using oil I prefer to use a butter or olive oil flavored pan spray, which I think is healthier than oil. If you use that, spray the pan with several sprays to ensure enough coating for great browning. Also, I had quite a bit rice leftover, about 2/ 1/4 Cups of rice, so I had to adjust the ingredients some. This recipe should make 2. When I made it I came out with 6 medium sized rice cakes, so you may want to double the recipe if needed. You could also bake these rather than frying. Enjoy!!