lunes, febrero 11, 2008

Herbed Risotto


[herbed risotto]


Ever since the move to Singapore in October last year, things have been extremely eventful for us. Friends and family visiting, vacations abroad, the holidays… Even though the kitchen has been quite seasoned for day-to-day meals, I haven’t seen myself having extra time for baking cakes and whipping up a special meal from a cookbook, let alone styling and photographing food! Though there was an occasion when I had the inspiration to improvise an herbed risotto recipe I have.

The result is the picture above, which I’ve taken the effort to photograph a blog entry. The only misgiving was that I have procrastinated this post for two months, do forgive me. I’ve had an anonymous reader asking me where I have been and an aunt from London who inquired me of my whereabouts as she has not received any blog updates from me. So I thought I’d better pull my act together and get this post out. Here's the recipe...

Herbed risotto

1 1/2 tablespoons butter
1 small onion, diced
1 cup spinach (you can substitute with another vegetable. I've used pumpkin and it was great!)
3/4 Arborio rice
2 cups hot chicken stock
1 pound mushrooms, sliced
1/2 tablespoon olive oil
1/4 cup heavy cream
1 tablespoon minced fresh rosemary (and, or other herbs)
1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese

Melt butter in a large skillet. Sauté onion until fragrant for 1 minute. Add vegetables and sauté for 2-3 minutes until rather tender. Add rice. Cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Add stock, salt and pepper. Cook, covered until the rice is tender on the outside and chewy inside. While the rice is cooking, sauté the mushrooms in olive oil. When the rice is done, fold in the mushrooms, cream, herbs and cheese. I garnished mine with toasted black sesame seeds for some visual interestingness!

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Blogger GollyGumDrops picked an olive...

That looks divine, the finishing touches really do make a massive difference. I'm always so relieved when I cook something that tastes OK that I forget to put in that last minute of effort to transform it into something special.

5:00 a. m., febrero 14, 2008

 
Blogger life in yonder picked an olive...

It looks delicious! Hope you'll have more time to share your life in Singapore with us. I know nothing about Singapore, and your posts are so fun to read :-) At Christmas I finally went by Sans & Sans in Barcelona and bought the Rooibos tea you recomended and it's soooo good!!!

5:06 a. m., febrero 15, 2008

 
Blogger *kel picked an olive...

yo! so glad you liked what you got. that barrio is simply lovely huh, and so was the tea shop. did you see the coffee shop across the street? it's their sister shop. Promise I'll start to blog about my affair with Singapore's food scene.

10:12 a. m., febrero 15, 2008

 
Blogger *kel picked an olive...

Hi gollygumdrops, I must say i'd love to do more of these special finishing touches. it really does make a meal feels special!

1:01 p. m., febrero 18, 2008

 
Anonymous mari picked an olive...

hey kel, good to see that you're back at it. i too had a bit of a hiatus, but i'm feeling inspired and motivated once again. how's singapore, have you dined with chubby hubby yet? ;-)

6:55 p. m., febrero 26, 2008

 
Anonymous Sophie picked an olive...

We would like to feature this recipe on our blog. Please email sophiekiblogger@gmail.com if interested. Thanks :)

9:06 p. m., agosto 13, 2008

 

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