Risotto: it’s gooey and buttery and cheesy and gorgeous.  What’s not to love? 

The best basic recipe I have tried is Jamie Oliver’s version of risotto blanco.  I’m not being poncy here – it really has to be made with homemade stock if it’s going to taste great.  Inspired by my favourite Italian restaurant’s house pizza, I usually serve it with a bowl full of shredded Parma ham and a bowl full of rocket on the table.  Munchers can sprinkle as little or dump as much as they like on top of their risotto.  The colours look gorgeous on the white rice too.

Recently came across a risotto recipe made with taleggio cheese.  It’s similar to a Nigel Slater recipe but the heat from the tabasco (couldn’t find the chipotle sauce the blogger recommended) gave it the edge.  Improving on a Slater recipe… Didn’t know it could be done.

2 thoughts on “Risotto

  1. Risotto is one of my favorite dishes! There are so many things you can do with it to make it match whatever the main item is for your dinner. In the spring, I especially like to make it with fresh asparagus and peas. Then I also like it with sun dried tomatoes! I could go on and on….

  2. Pingback: In Need of Comfort - Hazlenut and Fennel Risotto « A Wee Bit of Cooking

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