Delicious Risotto Using Last Night's Leftovers

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A typical meal usually includes a protein, carb and some type of vegetable. A common dinner at my house includes steak, rice, and a roasted veggie such as asparagus. This meal always yields leftovers and while many might throw that food away or eat it in exactly the same fashion the next night, I am going to show you how to take those ingredients (and a few more) to make an entirely new and entirely delicious risotto! (Picture from flickr.com)

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Step 1: Gather Ingredients

For this recipe you are going to need:

4 oz of leftover cooked steak

2 cups leftover cooked rice

6 spears leftover asparagus (roasted or pan cooked),chopped

1 cup thinly sliced mushrooms

1/2 small onion,chopped

2 tablespoons garlic powder

4-6 cups chicken or beef broth

3 tablespoons olive oil

1 cup parmesan cheese

Pinch of dried thyme

Salt

Pepper

Step 2: Sautee Onions

Cook onions in olive oil in a large sauce pan over medium heat until tender. Add Garlic Powder and stir.

Step 3: Add Rice and Vegetables

Reduce heat to medium-low. Add the rice , mushrooms, and asparagus to saucepan. Immediately add one cup of the Broth and stir until thoroughly coated.

Step 4: Cook

Add three more cups of the broth to saucepan and cook for about 5 minutes over medium low heat. Continue to stir so rice does not burn.

Step 5: Add Final Ingredients

After cooking and stirring, combine parmesan cheese and thyme with the rice mixture. Season with salt and pepper. Add more broth if needed, risotto should have a slightly soupy consistency.

Step 6: Serve

After cheese has melted, spoon risotto into bowls and top with the heated leftover steak. Serve hot and enjoy!

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    Great recipe. I always need more ways to reuse left overs. Thanks for sharing.