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Pea risotto "mantecare"


Pea risotto "mantecare"
This pea risotto recipe is finished with a typical Italian 'mantecare': mascarpone and Parmesan are incorporated at the end of cooking to make the dish incomparably smooth.
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Last modified on: September 23th 2012

For 4 people, you will need:

Change those ingredients for: 2 people 4 people 8 people 12 people

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Time required for this recipe:
PreparationRestingCookingStart to finish
1 hour 11 min.5 min.10 min.1 hour 26 min.
Keeping: A few days in the fridge in a sealed container.
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Stage 1 - 10 min.
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Shell the peas if they are fresh. You should have around 300g of shelled peas.

Stage 2 - 5 min.
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Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil. Tip in the peas and cook them, but only until they are 'al dente'.

Stage 3 - 3 min.
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Cool them quickly and leave to drain.

Stage 4 - 10 min.
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Prepare 1 onion and chop finely. Peel 2 cloves garlic and chop finely.

Stage 5 - 5 min.
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Pour 6 tablespoons olive oil into a large pan on medium heat.

When hot, add the onion, garlic and herbs, salt and pepper. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring frequently. The onion should just colour a little.

Stage 6 - 5 min.
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Tip in 350 g rice and stir constantly for 4 or 5 minutes. The rice should be well coated with oil and slightly 'pearled'.

Stage 7 - 1 min.
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Pour in 1 glass dry white wine...

Stage 8 - 5 min.
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... and stir until completely absorbed by the rice.

Remove the herbs and discard.

Stage 9 - 1 min.
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Add a little vegetable stock...

Stage 10 - 8 min.
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...and stir until completely absorbed by the rice.

Stage 11 - 20 min.
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Repeat this operation, a little at a time, intil all the stock has been used up.

Stage 12
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Stop when the rice is cooked to your taste and still a little moist. A risotto should never be completely dry.

This whole process is supposed to take 18 minutes, but this will depend on a lot of things (type of rice, intensity of cooking, etc.), and it is best to expect it to take nearer 30 minutes.

Stage 13 - 5 min.
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Once the rice is cooked, it is time for the mantecare: tip 2 tablespoons Mascarpone and the grated 100 g Parmigiano reggiano (Parmesan) into the pan. Take off the heat, cover and leave to rest for 4 minutes.

Stage 14 - 3 min.
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After this time, uncover and mix thoroughly to ensure that the mascarpone and Parmesan are well mixed in.

Stage 15 - 5 min.
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To finish, add the peas, mix once more, cover and leave to rest for a further 2 or 3 minutes until the peas have heated through.

Stage 16
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Your risotto is ready.

Remarks

For an authentic Italian touch, try to find `carnaroli' rice if you can.

You can replace the vegetable stock with chicken stock if you prefer (a simple stock cube dissolved in hot water).

Nutritional information

% 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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And to drink?: An Italian wine, of course: a dry, fruity white such as a Pinot Grigio.

Source

Based on a recipe by Alba Pezone.

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