Category Archives: Rice/Risotto

Uncle Charlie’s Trick

Here is a different way to finish a risotto from my Uncle Charlie’s repertoire. I made a mushroom risotto and instead of using Romano cheese at the end I used two tablespoons of mascarpone. The final result was very rich, … Continue reading

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Arugula and Prosciutto Risotto

Take advantage of the arugula season with this simple risotto. Arugula Prosciutto Risotto 1 1/2 cups arborio rice 1/8 lb prosciutto 3-4 cups arugula leaves washed well 1 cup minced red onion 1 qt chicken stock at a simmer 2 … Continue reading

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Creamy Stovetop “Risotto”

Risotto is one of our favorite, favorite, favorite, favorite, favorite meals. Sometimes though we want the starch to be a side, not the meal’s star. But if we have risotto as a side we don’t have time for all that … Continue reading

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White Bean Soup with Farro

This is a thick hearty soup that’s perfect for what we hope are the last chilly days of the winter. It’s an adaptation of Mesc-Iua, a Ligurian soup The Silver Spoon says has been around for ages. Taste it and … Continue reading

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Sunday Suppers: Game Day’s Approaching Part Two

Last week’s Game Day roundup included lots of finger food. This week we’re featuring heartier meals that can feed a crowd. You can always make your guests bring the appetizers. Instead cook up one of these… Louisiana Shrimp Boil Or … Continue reading

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Roasted Red Bell Pepper Risotto

This is a perfect first course or prima pasta in fancy terms. For those of you looking for how to make risotto go here. Remember risottos are easy to do. Also use fresh homemade vegetable stock for the best results. … Continue reading

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Sunday Suppers: What’s for Dinner, Pumpkin?

We’ve featured pumpkin all week so we’re wrapping things up with a few ways to feature pumpkin at the dinner table. We used buttercup squash for the risotto, but pumpkin would work as well. For dessert, well we’re pumpkined out. … Continue reading

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Stuffed Zucchini Boats

Some of the folks at the farmers market are having a really good year for zucchini. Recently I picked up a few that were longer and thicker than my forearm. Stuffed Zucchini 1-2 very large zucchini 1 cup minced onion … Continue reading

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Less Dirty Rice

Dirty rice is one of those great pantry meals that really can have almost anything in it. I went a little healthy with this one and did not make a roux. I also used brown rice instead of white. It … Continue reading

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Eggplant Rolls Stuffed with Shrimp and Rice

Usually eggplant is just stuffed with different cheeses, but I thought why not something a little more difficult. I was also out of cheese at the time. This recipe makes use of premade frozen marinara to save time. If making … Continue reading

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