Creamy risotto with vegetables


Creamy risotto with vegetables
Risotto is one of the many delights of italian cooking... Here is a version with vegetables cooked separately, and their stock used to cook rice. Delicious, as you will see...
276,6374.9/5 for 11 ratings
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Last modified on: June 12th 2011

For 6 people, you will need:

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PreparationCookingStart to finish
2 hours 35 min.18 min.2 hours 53 min.
Keeping: Several days in the fridge, in a closed jar.
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Stage 1 - 5 min.
Creamy risotto with vegetables  : Photo of step #1

Stage 2 - 10 min.
Creamy risotto with vegetables  : Photo of step #2
Peel and slice 2 spring onions (scallions) thinly, including about 2 inches of green tops.

Stage 3 - 10 min.
Creamy risotto with vegetables  : Photo of step #3
Wash quickly ¼ cauliflower under tap, then divide off small florets.

Stage 4 - 15 min.
Creamy risotto with vegetables  : Photo of step #4
Peel and wash 2 carrots, cut into small sticks.

Stage 5 - 15 min.
Creamy risotto with vegetables  : Photo of step #5
Peel and wash 3 turnips, cut into small sticks.

Stage 6 - 10 min.
Creamy risotto with vegetables  : Photo of step #6
Prepare 2 courgettes, cut in small pieces.

Stage 7 - 10 min.
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Peel and wash 1 kohlrabi, cut into small sticks.

Stage 8 - 5 min.
Creamy risotto with vegetables  : Photo of step #8
Boil a large pan of salted water, add a chicken stock cube.

When boiling, tip in kohlrabi, and cook until it's just tender (not overdone).

Stage 9 - 2 min.
Creamy risotto with vegetables  : Photo of step #9
Remove from stock, and cool in cold water.

Stage 10 - 30 min.
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When completely cool, drain carefully (tip: use a salad spinner for this).

Set aside.

Continue in the same way for all the other vegetables, one sort at a time, except for the shallot and spring onions.

Stage 11 - 1 min.
Creamy risotto with vegetables  : Photo of step #11
Take 950 ml of vegetables stock.

You can use the rest to cook other vegetables in another recipe, or pasta or rice. The result will be much tastier than with plain water.

Stage 12 - 5 min.
Creamy risotto with vegetables  : Photo of step #12
Heat 6 tablespoons olive oil in a large pan on medium heat.

Stage 13 - 2 min.
Creamy risotto with vegetables  : Photo of step #13
Add shallot and spring onions, salt and pepper, and cook for one minute or two.

Stage 14 - 1 min.
Creamy risotto with vegetables  : Photo of step #14
Tip in 300 g rice all at once...

Stage 15 - 3 min.
Creamy risotto with vegetables  : Photo of step #15
... and stir carefully for 2 or 3 minutes, until rice "pearls".

Stage 16
Creamy risotto with vegetables  : Photo of step #16
To "pearl" rice means to cook gently in oil or butter until it becomes translucent.

Stage 17 - 5 min.
Creamy risotto with vegetables  : Photo of step #17
When rice is pearled, add the glass of dry white wine, and continue to stir until rice absorbs all the wine.

Turn heat down to low.

Stage 18 - 30 min.
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Add some vegetable stock, and continue to mix until rice absorbs it all.

And so on, until you have used up all the stock.

That's the (tiring) secret of a good risotto, you must keep on stirring.

Stage 19
Creamy risotto with vegetables  : Photo of step #19
When all the stock is used but rice is still wet (a good risotto should never be dry)...

Stage 20 - 5 min.
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... add all the vegetables, and stir carefully.

Stage 21 - 1 min.
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Pour in 100 ml liquid cream.

Stage 22 - 3 min.
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Add 100 g Parmigiano reggiano (Parmesan).

Stir again, check seasoning, and cook for 2 or 3 more minutes, just to heat the vegetables through.

Stage 23 - 5 min.
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Serve piping hot (heat serving plates), garnish with a basil leaf, a trickle of olive oil, and put out a bowl of Parmesan for guests who like to add it.

Remarks

This recipe is not very complicated, but there is a lot of work in preparing the vegetables, and you need to stir it constantly(or nearly) during cooking.

For a better appearence with spring onions, I suggest that you remove them from the pan as soon as they are cooked, then cook the rice alone and add them later with all the others vegetables. In that way they will keep their nice green color.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
2,316 Kcal or 9,697 Kj68 gr151 gr160 gr
116 %26 %14 %24 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
89 Kcal or 373 Kj3 gr6 gr6 gr
4 %1 %1 %1 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
386 Kcal or 1,616 Kj11 gr25 gr27 gr
19 %4 %2 %4 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).

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Home made.

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Parmigiano reggiano (Parmesan)Parmigiano reggiano (Parmesan): You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Penne with purple artichokes, Spaghetti with smoked salmon, Crispy rolls with chicken and leek, Tagliatelle and courgette spaghetti, carbonara style, Spinach and ricotta ravioli, ... All
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