Well, it's raining today. I really Love the rain, everything seems so clean and refreshed.
It's not always fun when you have to get out and about or have to drive in it but still,
it can be a refreshing thing. My kids love playing in the rain
and you know what "so do I"
I had a thought when preparing my blog today. Have you ever wondered about Risotto? What it really is? How to cook and serve it? Well lets see if we can make this fun.
Risotto, is a northern Italian, rich dish, cooked in a broth, to a creamy consistency. The broth can be from meat, fish or vegetables. Many types of risotto contain butter, wine and onion.
Here is a quick easy Risotto dish you can make at home.
1 pound of risotto (Arborio rice)
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp butter
1/2 of one large onion, chopped small
3 cloves garlic, minced
7-8 cups warm broth
1 cup heavy cream
1-2 tbsp butter
2 cup of parmesan, romano or asiago cheese (or a combination of the 3)
In a large skillet, grill onions and garlic in butter and olive oil,
just till translucent. Slowly stir in rice along with 1 cup broth,
continue to stir. I usually have my stove set at the low end of
medium, not to hot and at this point don't leave the stove, just continue to
stir, I know there's other things to do but it's going to be soo good.
As the liquid goes away, add more broth a cup at a time and continue
to stir, allow the risotto to absorb all the liquid as you would with
regular rice. When it is done it is more like a porridge or a thick mix.
If it's not aldenta or not moist enough just add more broth a small
amount at a time. When tasted the rice should be firm and not hard
or tough. Add 1-2 tablespoon of butter and stir just to smooth. Now
slowly stir in1 cup of heavy cream and 1 cup of cheese till creamy.
One thing with Risotto when it is done, it is ready to eat.
Risotto waits on no one. I hope you enjoy and I can't wait to visit