Wednesday, 28 December 2011

celebrate the season with mushroom risotto !!

Christmas dinner had to be special !! So I decided to cook risotto for this occasion.The creamy texture of rice with a tinge of mushroom gives it a very unique taste ...all you need is the correct rice and a few other ingredients.

  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 150 g risotto rice( i used arborio)
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 5 mushrooms sliced
  • 450ml hot vegetable stock
  • Ground black pepper
  • Salt to taste 
  • Parmesan cheese(optional)
    • Heat oil in a  saucepan and cook the  onions for a few seconds. Add the rice and cook over a low heat for about 1 min, stirring all the time until the rice looks glossy but not brown.
    • Add the garlic and mushrooms, then pour in about half the hot stock and stir well. Cook over a medium heat for 20-25 mins, stirring often and adding the remaining stock a little at a time until the rice has absorbed all the liquid.
    • Check that the rice is tender. It should have a nice creamy texture. If it needs cooking for a bit longer, add a little more hot water.
    • Check the seasoning, adding some salt and pepper.
    • Risotto is ready to serve...sprinkle some grated Parmesan cheese on top.
      Aren't you surprised that its so easy to make with little ingredients?

      Till we meet next ENJOY THE FESTIVE SEASON !!!!!!!

      I am sending this recipe for the  BLOG EVENT -WINTER CARNIVAL