Introducing Risotto

January 20th, 2021 § 0 comments

HG/BSK learned, to their surprise, that BSK’s sister, Noel, and husband Yossi, had never tasted risotto. This creamy, comforting Italian rice dish is a favorite dinner choice for HG/BSK. It’s time consuming since it demands some 30 minutes of stirring hot chicken broth into a mix of onions, canarolli (or arborio) rice which have browned in olive oil. Each ladle of broth must be absorbed before adding another. Following Italian tradition, the stirring is done by a male (yes, it does take some patience and dexterity). So, on Sunday night dinner with Noel and Yossi, HG cooked the risotto. BSK sauteed chopped spinach and sliced cremini mushrooms. This was added to the risotto along with a hunk of butter and plentiful parmesan. All stirred together and showered with ground black pepper. Noel and Yossi were overjoyed. With good appetite, they had second and third helpings. Only a small amount of risotto was left over. Mixed with beaten egg, there will be risotto “pancakes” for lunch. Topped with sour cream, these are a treat.

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