All posts tagged: Risotto

Herb & Spinach Risotto

Herb & Spinach Risotto

Herb & Spinach Risotto! This spring-inspired risotto is super simple and easy to make. It’s made with fresh baby spinach, basil, Italian parsley and parmesan, plus a hint of lemon and chili. The secret to it’s pretty spring green color is that the spinach and herbs are stirred in at the last-minute — retaining their […]

Shiitake Mushroom Blue Cheese RisottoShiitake Mushroom Blue Cheese Risotto

Shiitake Mushroom Blue Cheese Risotto

This shiitake mushroom risotto with blue cheese and spinach is Italian comfort food at its ABSOLUTE best! It’s got fresh shiitake mushrooms sautéed until golden-brown and delicate wilted spinach all together in a pan of warm, creamy, blue cheese and parmesan speckled risotto. There’s just enough of cheese to make it creamy and ooh-so tasty […]

Wild Garlic Risotto with Goat Cheese Recipe

Wild Garlic Risotto

This wild garlic risotto highlights everything spring to me — spring greens popping up everywhere! And the appearance of fresh seasonal ingredients such as asparagus, rhubarb and bundles of wild garlic. I usually transform these tasty garlicy, oniony greens into a pesto, but this time I wanted to give them a try in a luscious […]

A simple and creamy saffron-salsify risotto recipe made with black salsify and Prosciutto di Parma that gets its vivid color from saffron.

Saffron-Salsify Risotto (Schwarzwurzel-Risotto)

Bored with the same old winter vegetables? Well, let me introduce you to a very memorable winter risotto, which for me, is made with a new vegetable. A saffron-salsify risotto. Salsify what? Yeah, I too was also among those people who didn’t know what salsify is, let alone what to do with it! I had […]

Roasted Beet Risotto with dill and crème fraîche

Roasted Beet Risotto

I have a little obsession with beets at the moment. And this little obsession led me to the uncharted world of beet risotto. Something I wish I had explored earlier. This beet risotto is hands down the most decadent of all my risottos. With its vivid color and deep flavors, it’s somewhat of a show-off. […]

Porcini Risotto with Sage

Porcini Risotto with Sage

What can be more satisfying than a bowl of homemade risotto? Sadly something I think we enjoy far to seldom. All that stirring, right? Yes, we love to eat it but seldom what to go through the trouble of making it. I actually don’t mind making risotto. It’s easy enough, and while keeping a watchful […]

Lemon Risotto with Lemon Balm Pesto

Lemon Risotto with Lemon Balm Pesto

This delicious and easy no-stir risotto creation, with its lemony flavor really brings back a touch of summer sunshine. I like to top my risotto with a lemon balm and basil pesto, it’s simply delicious and adds a bright, fresh flavor to a traditional dish. Lemon balm, despite its name, doesn’t taste like lemons, but […]

Green Risotto (Spinach, Tarragon, Parley and Chive Risotto)

Green Risotto (Spinach, Tarragon, Parsley and Chive Risotto)

With Saint Patrick’s day directly around the corner, what better than to celebrate with a “green” risotto! Rather than traditional Irish recipes, you could turn to something a little healthier and brighter. Unless drinking dyed-green beer appeals to you more! In Canada we observe March 17th as a day for celebration and take it very […]

Parsnip Apple Risotto

I have to admit, I recently developed a soft spot for, yes, here it is…parsnips! Subtly sweet and a touch earthy, I would have never imagined that I would ever touch a parsnip. My early recollections of them are, well, just that one time a year, when they were roasted in the oven along with […]

Orzo Risotto with Peas, Prosciutto and Pine Nuts

To my relief a great family meal. One child wants rice, the other noodles. What to do? Okay, peas are a hit. Bacon too. I don’t like bacon, but I love prosciutto. Okay. Solution. Orzo. Abundant in Greece. Risotto too. Aahh relief. Orzo risotto. Yes, a family vacation with culinary possibilities despite only have 3 […]

Buckwheat Risotto with a Medley of Mushrooms

A extra nutritious spin on the traditional risotto, buckwheat risotto makes for a hearty and healthy dish. Why use buckwheat in a risotto? Well, not only is it gluten-free just like rice, buckwheat is superior in nutrition to rice, especially white rice. Yes, it has a misleading name that, understandably, can cause confusion. Buckwheat is […]