Risottos

MIXED RICE SALAD WITH CREAMY TOMATO DRESSING

Date: 07 Aug 2017 Author: Jacqui Categories: Food, Risottos, Salads, Side Dishes 0

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This rice salad will make a great side dish for your next barbecue and will perfectly compliment any meat, chicken or fish.  You can mix half white and half brown rice for a healthier option. 2 cups white rice 4 bacon rashers, chopped 2 onions, chopped 3 cups (375g) frozen corn and peas 1 cup…

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QUICK ‘N EASY DELICIOUS CURRIED BAKED RICE

Date: 06 Aug 2017 Author: Jacqui Categories: Food, Main Dishes, Risottos 0

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If you love curry then this baked rice will surely become a family favorite! Perfect comfort food for any time of the year. Go on, give it a try! 400gr minced beef 320 grams rice Olive Oil 1 onion, diced 2 cloves of garlic, mince 1/2 cup white wine 1 tsp GF vegetable stock powder…

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AUBERGINE CREAM & GORGONZOLA RISOTTO

Date: 05 Aug 2017 Author: Jacqui Categories: Food, Main Dishes, Risottos, Starters & Soups 0

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This risotto might require a bit more prep than the usual risotto since you have to cook the aubergine separately.  The bacon helps give this risotto a lovely mild smokey taste which blends so well with the Gorgonzola. Olive oil 1 small Aubergine 2/3 Slices of Smoked Bacon Fresh or Dried Thyme 3 Garlic Cloves,…

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TOMATO, BASIL & FONTINA RISOTTO

Date: 04 Aug 2017 Author: Jacqui Categories: Food, Main Dishes, Risottos, Starters & Soups 0

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Lovely summer flavors can be found in this risotto! You can serve this as an elegant starter using a ring mold (see photo below) or else normally as a mains. This risotto can be eaten as is or even as a base, that is, it would be lovely with some fresh prawns cooked in garlic,…

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MUSHROOM, SAUSAGE & SAMBUCA RISOTTO

Date: 03 Aug 2017 Author: Jacqui Categories: Food, Main Dishes, Risottos 0

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This makes a delicious starter or a hearty main, and great for easy entertaining.  It will become one of your favorites.  Amazing what a little Sambuca makes! Olive oil 1  white onion, finely chopped Sambuca 250g Carnaroli rice 2 Garlic cloves, minced 200g mushrooms Fresh or dried Thyme 800 ml to 1 lt Gluten free…

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MUSHROOM & POTATO RISOTTO

Date: 20 Aug 2015 Author: Jacqui Categories: Food, Main Dishes, Risottos, Starters & Soups 0

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A variation on the usual mushroom risotto using potatoes together with the mushrooms to make it even more rich, creamy and delicious! 300g Carnaroli or Arborio Rice 2 medium potatoes 250g mushrooms, sliced 1 large onion, finely diced 2 garlic cloves 1/2 cup white wine 1lt Gluten Free vegetable stock 1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese 1…

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CAPONATA ON RISOTTO MILANESE

Date: 12 Jul 2015 Author: Jacqui Categories: Food, Risottos, Starters & Soups 0

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Take the humble Caponata to a higher level by serving it as a simple yet elegant dinner starter! The Caponata can be prepared before hand as well as the Parmesan Crisps.  So you just have to prepare your risotto and assemble everything just before serving. 1 white onion, chopped Olive oil 240g arborio rice 2…

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CABBAGE PIE IN A CHEESY RICE CRUST

Date: 21 May 2015 Author: Jacqui Categories: Food, Main Dishes, Risottos 0

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I came across this popular Italian recipe so many times but never got round to trying it.  I could not imagine a pie filling using cabbage!  Usually it was the other way round – cabbage leaves rolled around some stuffing.  Anyways I had this big cabbage … two days staring at me each time I…

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CHICORY & BLUE CHEESE RISOTTO

Date: 25 Apr 2015 Author: Jacqui Categories: Food, Main Dishes, Risottos 0

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Radicchio, Chicory in English is a popular ingredient in risottos here in Italy.  I have already posted a Risotto with Radicchio which was with Taleggio and Parmesan Crisps, which, if you have not tried yet, than you are truly missing out! This time, I have made this radicchio risotto using creamy Gorgonzola with the added…

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ASPARAGUS & TOMATO RISOTTO

Date: 12 Apr 2015 Author: Jacqui Categories: Food, Main Dishes, Risottos, Starters & Soups 0

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  A perfect risotto for spring! Delicious and healthy asparagus spears with a nice punch of a sweet-tart tomato flavour! 300g Carnaroli or Arborio Rice 1 bunch of asparagus 1 large onion, finely diced 2 garlic cloves 1/2 cup white wine 1lt Gluten Free vegetable stock Chilli flakes to taste (optional) 1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese…

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RICE SALAD WITH A CURRY DRESSING

Date: 12 Apr 2015 Author: Jacqui Categories: Food, Main Dishes, Risottos, Side Dishes 0

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I had made this salad from an Australian’s Woman’s Weekly Cook Book, years ago. It had tasted so good, that it has become a summer favorite, not just for me but for all those who tried it. I have learnt the recipe by heart! Give it a try and you will not be sorry! Large…

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CABBAGE & SAFFRON RISOTTO

Date: 27 Jan 2015 Author: Jacqui Categories: Food, Main Dishes, Risottos 0

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The humble cabbage …. a simple common vegetable, which when combined with a little bit of saffron and some Prosecco, can make a really wonderful Risotto. 320 g carnaroli or arborio rice Olive oil 200 g chopped or shredded cabbage 1 onion, finely diced 1 garlic clove, minced 2 sachets of saffron 1/2 cup of…

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