Stage 1 - 5 min.
Stage 2 - 10 min.
Peel and slice 2 spring onions (scallions) thinly, including about 2 inches of green tops.
Stage 3 - 10 min.
Wash quickly ¼ cauliflower under tap, then divide off small florets.
Stage 4 - 15 min.
Peel and wash 2 carrots
, cut into small sticks.
Stage 5 - 15 min.
Peel and wash 3 turnips, cut into small sticks.
Stage 6 - 10 min.
Stage 7 - 10 min.
Peel and wash 1 kohlrabi, cut into small sticks.
Stage 8 - 5 min.
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.
Remove from stock, and cool in cold water.
Stage 10 - 30 min.
When completely cool, drain carefully (tip: use a salad spinner
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.
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.
Heat 6 tablespoons olive oil
in a large pan on medium heat.
Stage 13 - 2 min.
Add shallot and spring onions, salt and pepper, and cook for one minute or two.
Stage 14 - 1 min.
Tip in 300 g rice all at once...
Stage 15 - 3 min.
... and stir carefully for 2 or 3 minutes, until rice "pearls".
To "pearl" rice means to cook gently in oil or butter until it becomes translucent.
Stage 17 - 5 min.
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.
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.
When all the stock is used but rice is still wet (a good risotto should never be dry)...
Stage 20 - 5 min.
... add all the vegetables, and stir carefully.
Stage 21 - 1 min.
Stage 22 - 3 min.
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.
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.