donderdag 7 mei 2009

CEiMB: Garden Risotto and Confession Time...

I have a confession to make: I've never made risotto. For some reason I've always been quite intimidated about it. But there's a first time for everything and thanks to Jessica of A Singleton in the Kitchen yesterday I finally made risotto for the first time in my life!

I was amazed by how easy it was put together, although the risotto did need to be stirred a lot..... My entire family loved this dish: I cooked this at my parents house, my mom couldn't eat it as she's not allowed to eat rice at the moment, so I brought leftovers to my brother and put one portion in the freezer.

From now on I'll be making more risotto!! I did make three small changes in the recipe: I used Pecorino Romano instead of Parmesan, red onion instead of regular onion and I added a bit more spinach and peas to the risotto 'cause I love veggies! My risotto was paired with köfte from the Turkish butcher. What a nice combination: the creamy softness of the risotto toned down the spicyness of the köfte. Jessica, thank you so much for picking this recipe and showing me that risotto is made easy-peasy: you've made my entire family happy!!

Check out what my fellow Elie-istas thoughts on the Garden Risotto were here, the recipe can be found here at Jessica's blog or here at Foodnetwork. Up next are:

9 opmerkingen:

Steph zei

Great job on the risotto!

applecrumbles zei

Wonderful pictures. Looks great.

Craving Ellie in My Belly zei

So glad you made this! I think there will be many risottos in your future. There are so many delicious combinations to work with.

What's for Supper? zei

We liked this one too! Yours looks great.

Mary Ann zei

I am so glad you liked it! I was amazed the first time I made risotto how easy it was. The kofte looks delicious on top!

Sara zei

Nice job on risotto #1, welcome to the family of cooks who know how easy this "difficult" dish is to make.

-- Nick

Jen zei

Your risotta looks great! I am glad you are no longer intimidated by risotto. I really like it - I usually just dont have the energy to stand at the stove stirring forever!

Peggy zei

You did a great job on your first risotto! I do not cook it very often due to the time it takes. I bet your family loved it.

AJM zei

Mm, that kotfa burger looks delicious! I have a ton of risotto left and would love one of those for the leftovers!