Saturday, May 11, 2013

Recipe - mushroom and cheese risotto

This is a very simple risotto, with no wine, so highly suited to children, but do use a well-flavoured stock. A favourite of my (now grown up) kids, it's so quick and easy to make and inexpensive too.

Ingredients - to serve 2:
4oz (115g)  mushrooms, cleaned and sliced
1tblspn olive oil
350ml chicken or vegetable stock
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
4oz (115g) arborio rice
2oz (56g) strong cheddar, grated
black pepper

Heat the olive oil and saute the mushrooms and garlic.



Add the rice, stirring it in until it is well coated. Then add a good glug of the stock so that the rice is moist and there is a little more liquid for it to soak up.




As the rice soaks up the stock keep adding another glug until the rice is plump and tender. (about 20 mins). You need to keep adding stock and stirring, so this is a good dish to make when you are pottering about doing something else nearby.
Stir in the grated cheese, and 2-3 'twists' of black pepper then serve.

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10 comments:

  1. Thanks for linking up to Credit Crunch Munch, love risotto its so frugal and so tasty.

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    1. Thanks for dropping by, and I do think risotto is a good cheap standby.

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  2. I have never had risotto! I do like the sound of this but would substitute the mushrooms as not a fan!

    Laura x x x

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    1. If you don't like mushrooms asparagus is nice.

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  3. Nice post, I really like risotto because it's so simple to make and you can easily vary it!

    Kimberley | Kimberley's Beauty Blog

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  4. This sounds lovely, nice and straight forward too. I make something similar without the cheese but with sultanas and pine nuts thrown in near the end.

    Angela

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    1. Sultanas and pine nuts sound lovely. I'll try that, thanks!

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  5. I like the sound of that too. I'd try it many ways. What a lovely tweakable recipe. Can see this one coming in handy!

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    1. Definitely one to play around with. Thanks.

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