" I truly think it is best to be a robin lightly dressed concocting soup inside my nest" ~Maurice Sendak

So Worth It

As the old saying goes, "good things come to those who wait"
Well this is one of those things. The effort you need to put into this dish is well worth it in the end.

Risotto is a classic northern Italian dish made with high starch rice. The unique cooking method of using hot broth draws out the starch which thickens the broth making the dish very creamy.
You can vary the spices and add your own ingredients at the end such as peas, mushrooms or sun dried tomatoes. Risotto can be served as a main or side dish.

This is the definition of satisfying, slow food.

Parmesan & Herb Risotto

  • 10 cups of chicken broth
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion minced
  • 3 minced garlic cloves
  • 2 cups of Arborio rice
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 cup of grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tbsp each of oregano and parsley

Heat the chicken broth over medium heat in a pot.
In a wide sauce pan heat the olive oil over medium heat and add the onion and garlic.
Cook until soft.
Pour in the rice and stir well for a few minutes to coat every grain and until they are lightly toasted.
Pour in the wine and stir quickly as the rice absorbs the wine.
Now begin to add the warm stock 1 cup at a time. Stirring well to make sure all the broth is absorbed by the rice before adding the next cup.
Repeat this process until the rice is tender and creamy. This process takes about 20 to 30 minutes.
Taste often to determine the tenderness of the rice.
Add the cheese and herbs and season with salt and pepper to taste.
Serve immediately.

Wine Suggestion: Pinot Grigio


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