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

  1. It looks amazing!! Great job ;)

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

    Laurenlovestoshare

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

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

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

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

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  7. 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! :)

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

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

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  10. looks so amazing!! i love risotto!

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

    xx
    Jen

    http://belledecouture.com

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

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

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  14. 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
    http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

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

    xx Olga
    La Petite Olga

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  16. this looks awesome! totally doing it!

    xoxo

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  17. 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... ;)

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  18. 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

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    Nikki

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  19. 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 :)

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

    xo,
    c

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  21. 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!!

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