Wednesday, April 27, 2011

My First Risotto (See Jane Cook)



Making risotto has always both intrigued and intimidated me.  So much stirring.  So many steps.  I didn't think I could handle it until one day I snapped out of it (I hate failing in the kitchen, you see) and decided I needed to see what the fuss in making it was all about.  As it turns out, it's really not that hard; it's not even as needy of a dish compared to others I've made.  I must note that one does need to be mindful when making risotto, though; otherwise, you might end up with something burnt, or worse, overcooked.  I asked Eric what he wanted in the risotto and when he requested shrimp, I knew that I needed to use peas as an accompaniment (one of my favorites).  I ended up using this recipe and it turned out delicious.  It was my first risotto, but definitely not my last.


25 comments

Lippylash said...

It looks amazing!! Great job ;)

Lauren said...

Yummy combo! I will have to work up the courage to try this.

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RosaLovesDC said...

Wonderful! I love Risotto.

Bud and Leo said...

Risotto is my fav! Looks delish! Good job & you inspired me to maybe try making it one day ;)

Cara said...

i always add a few drops of white truffle oil to take it up a notch :)

Closet Fashionista said...

Mmm it looks very good! :D
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Kate said...

Yummm, I love risotto! I'd have to pass on the shrimp, but the risotto itself looks amazing! Well done, lady!

Lissy said...

Looks yummy!

MG said...

This looks great! Glad someone else who was intimidated by this dish conquered it. I'll conquer it next ;)

Mariel said...

Mmm looks delicious! I've always wanted to try making it but you're right, it does seem daunting! Ill be sure to try making it now! :)

Taylor said...

I love making it too!! I haven't in while but i love it!!!

Julie and Lauren said...

Omg. I want to come to your house for dinner! This looks delicious and risotto is def a challenge!

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Nicole Marie said...

looks so amazing!! i love risotto!

jillian :: cornflake dreams. said...

mmmm that sounds SO tasty!! xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

Belle de Couture said...

Yumm!! I've always wanted to try this out, so I'll have to try your recipe soon! Looks delicious!

xx
Jen

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TheChambrayCountess said...

Looks yummy! I, too, have been intimidated by risotto, but now I have no excuses!

Monica said...

I love risotto! Yours looks delicious! Now you've got me craving some haha

Josie said...

I also despise failing in the kitchen and have avoided risotto for just that reason -- but yours looks so insanely delicious that I think I have to give it a shot!
xo Josie
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La Petite Olga said...

Risotto looks delish and this is my go to dish when I have no idea what to cook...

xx Olga
La Petite Olga

M. said...

this looks awesome! totally doing it!

xoxo

Alicia said...

You go girl! Risotto is one of my favorite dishes to eat so you can invite me over next time! Plus I love shrimp and peas... ;)

Nikki said...

yummm. Risotto is one of my favorites and my husband taught me a really easy way to make it early on. I love that you added shrimp and peas! looks deeeelish

xx
Nikki

Becca [Free Honey] said...

I'm no whiz in the kitchen, but risotto has always been one of my favorite dishes to make (and eat!!). My favorite combination is asparagus, parmesan cheese, and prosciutto. I actually just bought some risotto at the store today! This may be what I make for dinner :)

this free bird said...

somehow i just feeeel it's closer to dinner time. oh risotto. it claimed my heart.

xo,
c

aaez said...

i made asparagus risotto last night! you are right you would think it was more complicated than it actually is. it's just a bit time consuming but worth it!!