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Old 01-31-2008, 06:59 PM   #11
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Hi! I suggest you the Yellow Rice, or Saffron Risotto:

The recipe is easy:
  • 1 onion, better white
  • 70 gr rice each person
  • olive oil
  • salt
  • 1,5 lt 'broth'
  • 3 coffe spoons saffron.
Stir the onion, slitghly chopped, with the olive oil. When it'll be white and transparent, drop the rice and melt for a few seconds. Then, start adding the broth. Remember to take medium fire, and to melt slowly. When the rice will be nearly cooked, add the saffron. You can take off the fire and let it rest for a few. Serve with some parmisan cheese, separeted.

Suggestions: If you like to decorate, you can rub a round oven pot, distribute the rise inside, upside down and serve like a 'timballo'.

Let me know if you like it! :-)
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What is a "coffe spoon"?
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Old 02-01-2008, 04:54 AM   #12
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This is delicious:

VEGETABLE COUSCOUS PAELLA

"Saffron lends authenticity to this fragrant dish, which draws its inspiration from the paellas of Spain. Serve a green salad alongside, and uncork a bottle of Pinot Grigio."

INGREDIENTS:

2 1/2 tablespoons olive oil (I used a little more)
2 cups chopped onion (I used a lot more)
1 cup chopped red bell pepper
1 cup chopped green bell pepper
1 tablespoon chopped garlic (I used a lot more)
1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
2 cups canned vegetable broth (I cheated and used low sodium chicken broth, about 2 1/2 cups)
3 large plum tomatoes (about 10 ounces), seeded, coarsely chopped
1 cup frozen peas
1 cup drained canned garbanzo beans (chickpeas) (I used more)
1/2 cup chopped peeled carrot
1/4 teaspoon crushed saffron threads
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1 1/2 cups (about 9 1/2 ounces) couscous

6 canned artichoke hearts, quartered (I omitted this)
Sliced red bell pepper rings (I omitted this)
1 lemon, cut into 8 wedges (I omitted this)
Chopped fresh parsley (I used fresh cilantro)

DIRECTIONS:

Heat oil in heavy large pot over medium-high heat. Add onion and chopped bell peppers; sauté until vegetables begin to soften, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and paprika and sauté 1 minute. Stir in broth and next 6 ingredients. Bring to simmer. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cover and cook 5 minutes to blend flavors. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Mix couscous into vegetable mixture. Cover and simmer 1 minute. Remove pot from heat. Let stand covered 5 minutes. Fluff couscous with fork. Let paella stand covered 5 minutes longer; fluff with fork again. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Transfer to serving bowl. Arrange artichoke hearts, red bell pepper rings and lemon wedges atop paella. Sprinkle parsley over and serve.

Serves 6.

From Bon Appétit
Vegetable Couscous Paella Recipe at Epicurious.com
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Old 02-01-2008, 05:38 AM   #13
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Hi! A coffe spoon is a small spoon we generally use for dropping sugar in coffee cups. In this recipe it's a small quantity, more or less 1/3 table spoon. Simona
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Old 02-01-2008, 09:22 AM   #14
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. . . it's a small quantity, more or less 1/3 table spoon. Simona
Simona, your risotto recipe sounds so good, I can't wait to try it!

In the English measurement system, there are 3 teaspoons in a tablespoon. So if your measurement is "1/3 tablespoon" you can instead say, "1 teaspoon." It is probably not a coincidence that the Italian Coffee Spoon measurement is equal to the English Tea Spoon measurement.

One unrelated question: on your website, do you ship the food/wine in your online shop to the USA?
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Old 02-01-2008, 10:33 AM   #15
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One of my biggest problem in translating recipes, is the conversion of tablespoons and gr!!! ARGHH! You're right: my coffee spoon is the same of English teaspoon. Next time I'll remember it and I'll write directly teaspoon! Thanx!
As far as wine, in my website the shopping section is not mine: it's an affiliation with Experya, one of the most famous shopping on line here in Italy.
I only show their catalogue.
If you're interested in Italian wine, I can suggest you some local producers, (such as Chianti or Siena and similar) and you can contact theme directly! They generally ship all over the world!
The same happens for olive oil
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