Saturday, November 17, 2007

Fresh Produce of the Month - reminder and short extension

This is a reminder for my dear readers that the deadline for this month's 'Fresh Produce of the month' was .. yesterday! But I'm going to give you a small extension for late entries till tomorrow, as I think I'll post the roundup Sun or Mon night.
The theme is 'Brussel sprouts', and just to excite you with more ideas, I'll present here another dish I recently prepared with this wonderful vegetable:
Risotto con cavoletti di Bruxelles e curcuma / Brussel sprouts and turmeric risotto
Wash and cut ~1/2 lb brussel sprouts into quarters. Sautee 1/2 onion finely cut, in 1 tbsp olive oil. Add the brussel sprouts and keep sauteeing. Add 1.5 cups rice (possibly Arborio) and ~1 tbsp salt. Sautee the rice for a few minutes, then add 3 cups water and 1 tsp turmeric. Cover. After ~5 min see if the water is boiling, and if so, lower the heat and keep cooking covered for 15 more minutes. I usually peak a little bit earlier to make sure the water is not evaporated, although this is sacrilegious in my mother's opinion. When the time has passed, taste the rice and make sure it's done. The water should be all absorbed. If the rice is not done yet, add a little bit hot water and cook covered for a few more minutes. If the rice is done and there's some water left, cook on very high heat to make sure the water evaporates. When everything is done, add some grated parmigiano cheese, mix, and let the rice stand covered in the pan for ~5 min before serving it with some black pepper freshly ground on top.

1 comment:

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

I love brussel sprouts! Your risotto looks delicious and very comforting...