Torta di Riso di Lunigiana

Torta di riso is a delicious savoury torta or flat pie made with rice and cheese. This version from Lunigiana makes a delicious appetiser.

The recipe is from the book, Piatti Chiari, by Tiziana Falorni, the owner of Alla Piazza di Sopra in Filleto, and is the tenth in our series of recipes.  If you’d like a copy of the recipe book, it is available directly from the restaurant and in bookshops in Lunigiana. You can also buy it online at and other online booksellers in Italy.

My thanks to talented chef, Laura Razzoli, Tiziana’s daughter, for talking me through the recipe and providing the photos.

torta di riso di lunigiana

Torta di Riso


500g rice (any type but excellent with risotto rice)
3 eggs
small jug of milk
50g melted butter
100g grated Parmesan cheese
50g grated pecorino cheese
salt & pepper
torta di risk di lunigiana

Preparation Method

  1. Mix the egg with the cheese, butter, and salt and pepper to taste
  2. Add the milk until you have a mixture that is neither too wet nor too dry
  3. Boil the rice until it is al dente. Don’t overcook it as it will continue to cook in the oven
  4. Add the drained rice to the egg mixture and mix well
  5. Spoon into a flat, greased dish
  6. Bake in the the oven at 180 degrees centigrade for around 35 minutes or until the top is golden.
Ristorante Alla Piazza di Sopra
Piazza Immacolata 11
Filetto, Villafranca in Lunigiana, MS
Telephone 0187 493796/Cell 349 8783364

Open Tuesday to Sundays for lunch and dinner.

Torta di Riso di Lunigiana appeared on Ciao Lunigiana on 17 August 2014.



Ristorante Alla Piazza di Sopra

About Ristorante Alla Piazza di Sopra

Alla Piazza di Sopra is located in the beautiful medieval square in the picturesque village of Filetto near Villafranca in Lunigiana. The restaurant offers an original and often unusual take on traditional dishes from Lunigiana, while using only the very best quality local ingredients. The recipes for many of the dishes served in the restaurant can be found in the cookbook, Piatti Chairi.

Alla Piazza di Sopra is a family affair, with mother and daughter, Tiziana and Laura in the kitchen, and daughter Chiara front of house. At busy times, other family members are on hand to help. But no matter how busy the restaurant, you will always receive a warm welcome and friendly advice on the day’s specialities.

Ristorante Alla Piazza di Sopra is consistently rated the top restaurant in the province of Massa Carrara on TripAdvisor.

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