Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Risotto Primero


Even with all the cooking I do, I've never made a risotto. Surprising, I know. It's just rice, right? But there's something about the precise technique that books and recipes describe that scares me off. Plus anything that requires making stock doesn't fly in my book. And I never ever have wine in my fridge.

But I love eating risotto and I've had a pack of arborio rice hanging around for a long time. As I often do when making something the first time, I went to foodgawker and searched for risottos. Plenty of interesting ideas popped up, but this sweet corn risotto caught my eye. The recipe doesn't call for any wine, and this is just the season for local corn. And stock? well, I just used one of those nifty stock cubes.

Thyme made a lovely pair with the fresh local corn I bought, and I added tons of parmesan and fresh pepper to up the flavors a notch. See! I made risotto and it wasn't scary and it was totally delicious.

8 comments:

Priti said...

New for me and looks delicious...

Curry Leaf said...

I am (was) with you.I too have not tried risotto.Looks great.With sweetcorn it will be filling and hearty.

Jaya Wagle said...

That was clever of you to substitute stock cubes for stocks. I have never had/made risotto but now that I read ur recipe I think I might give it a try to. Love adding corn to just about anything. Risotto corn sounds perfect. :)

Debbie Hickman said...

Risotto has been on my "gotta try it someday" list for some time. I keep talking self out of making it. You have inspired me to get it done! Thanks ... Debbie

Pari said...

have not made a risotto since a long time. Yours is tempting me, it looks simple to make.

Parita said...

i just bought some risotto rice, with corn sounds delicious combination!

The Purple Foodie said...

Okay, I really like the shortcuts you've used. Maybe I need to relax a little instead of always follwoing techniques to the T. The risotto looks delicious!

notyet100 said...

never tried preparing rissoto at home,..bowl looks delicious,..