I had leftover risotto and seem to think I saw, somewhere, sometime, someone making risotto cakes. Seems legit.
I took the risotto, added an egg and some melty cheese, made patties, and pan-fried them. Seems good? It was only just OK. I’d rather have the risotto. Plus risotto is a lot less fussy. Not that I mind fussiness, god, I practically wrote the book, but the clean up is much easier.