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Old 03-30-2013, 01:33 PM   #1
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ISO Beginner Level Risotto Recipe

So DH and I are on Spring Break and doing a gastronomical tour from home. Last night we made falafel with the fixings and have some Greek ideas for Monday. Tonight, however, we would like to head to Italy and try our hand at risotto. I bought Arborio rice but have no idea where to go from there.

We are looking for an entry level recipe that doesn't call for a ton of unusual ingredients (we live in a midwest town of 2000 people so the grocery is pretty vanilla and I can say that because it's my dad's store ).

Also, any helpful hints out there?

Thank you!

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Old 03-30-2013, 01:49 PM   #2
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If you can get mushrooms, parmesan and some chicken stock you have it made! Proper Risotto is very simple, but time consuming...I like this recipe from Tyler Florence. You can use what mushrooms you can get and leave out spices you don't want to use.

Mushroom Risotto Recipe : Tyler Florence : Recipes : Food Network
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Old 03-30-2013, 01:52 PM   #3
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I know you got the rice, but this sounded really good (since I love barley):

Steven and Chris | Barley Risotto
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Old 03-30-2013, 02:18 PM   #4
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we had a risotto with asparagus these days at the Restaurant, that was magnificent...
I must try that at home, but haven't done yet... you may just try
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Old 03-30-2013, 02:25 PM   #5
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Mmmm...an Asparagus Risotto sounds great for our Easter Dinner tomorrow, Thanks for the idea.
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Old 03-30-2013, 02:39 PM   #6
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I would suggest starting here: Making Risotto, How to Make Risotto

I like to use duck stock and some confit on top when it is down.
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Old 03-30-2013, 02:54 PM   #7
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Frank's recipe describes how I make risotto. I like to use spring veggies, especially this time of year. I steam asparagus, peas and green beans in the microwave and add them when the rice is almost done. Finish with some Parmesan cheese and a sprinkle of chopped parsley and you have a beautiful, tasty dish.
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Old 03-30-2013, 04:38 PM   #8
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Thank you for the links and suggestions! I think we're going to try it with mushrooms. I love the idea of asparagus though and the green beans. The barley looks interesting too ... Thank you!
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Peas are also great in risotto, always toss some in with mine.
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Old 03-30-2013, 08:00 PM   #10
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If you have a pressure cooker this recipe is easy peasy. Picture below is my first risotto try ever. Couldn't be easier.


Saffron and Mushroom Risotto
Pressure-Cooker Method

1 TBSP. olive oil
1 small onion, finely chopped (about 3/4 cup)
1 cup Arborio rice
2 1/4 cups chicken stock
Scant 1/8 teaspoon crushed saffron
1/8 tsp. ground peppercorn blend
1/2 tsp. salt
1 TBSP. butter
1/4 cup grated Parmesan and Romano cheese
6 - 8 sliced mushroom caps (or to taste), sautéed in butter

Heat the oil in a pressure cooker over high heat.

Add the onion, cook, stirring, until translucent, about 2 minutes.

Add the rice and cook, stirring, for about 30 seconds until the outer edges turn translucent.

Add the stock, wine (cut wine), and saffron.

Cover and bring to high pressure over high heat.

Reduce heat to stabilize pressure. Cook 7 minutes.

Quick-release pressure and remove cover.

Stir in ground peppercorns, salt, butter, Romano and Parmesan cheeses.
Add mushrooms at the end.

Let sit for 2 minutes before serving.

Makes 4 Servings


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ISO Beginner Level Risotto Recipe So DH and I are on Spring Break and doing a gastronomical tour from home. Last night we made falafel with the fixings and have some Greek ideas for Monday. Tonight, however, we would like to head to Italy and try our hand at risotto. I bought Arborio rice but have no idea where to go from there. We are looking for an entry level recipe that doesn't call for a ton of unusual ingredients (we live in a midwest town of 2000 people so the grocery is pretty vanilla and I can say that because it's my dad's store :smile:). Also, any helpful hints out there? Thank you! 3 stars 1 reviews
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