Home Cooking 5

Risotto... now I understand

Pâté chinois | Feb 1, 200601:47 PM

For several years - and without having even tried it - I could not understand what all the fuss was about when it came to risotto.

Until last night.

I made my first risotto and now I understand.

My organic produce delivery service had brought me some shiitake mushrooms and garlic, and the newsletter they always put in the box gave the mushroom risotto recipe. I followed the recipe exactly, except that, dh does not like parmesan, so I subbed it with 1 tbsp of butter. That is a keeper! (probably a basic recipe, though, so I won't post it here)

I accompanied with pan-fried salmon and a watercress salad with grapefruit, oranges and kiwis (in a lemon juice, maple syrup and olive oil vinaigrette).

Great meal, ready in half an hour, and my first risotto!!!

Tonight, I'll make risotto croquettes with the leftovers...

Link: http://patechinoisco.blogspot.com

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