Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Radicchio and smoked cheese risotto

Red radicchio and smoked cheese is really a classic recipe , it is very common in North East of Italy, mainly in the Treviso province,There are so many varieties of red radicchio, to have a delight just try this very yummy and delicious recipe, to give you an extra different taste, so try this tempting delight.

Red radicchioSo all you need is:
75 g of Butter
50-400 g of Carnaroli rice
½ Onion
150 g of Red radicchio leaves
100 ml White wine
100 g of Smoked cheese
1 Litre of hot vegetable stock - 2 stock cubes
Salt for seasoning.

Smoked Cheese risotto
How to make:
Start with separating radicchio leaves,dry, wash them and take out the hard white core part of the leaves, chop them by making thin and long strips. Make thin slices of cheese, in a pan put 50 g of butter and melt it, add onion. For about 3-5 minutes Sweat the onion over a medium heat .Then add the radicchio. Now its time to wilt the radicchio for 2-3 minutes, it will reduces its volume by about 1/3. Add rice,stir till it get coated with butter, it will become translucent, stirring continuously.
Now add white wine let it get evaporated. Then add stock and make the heat low, it should be added at the rate of a couple of ladlefuls at a time, add more when the former get absorbed, keep stirring regularly. Then after 15 min, taste and check the rice whether it is cooked, make it al dente, add salt if needed. Add cheese slices at about 1 min before you put the cooker off. Stir and let the cheese melt, when the rice is cooked al dente, add more butter. Then cover the pan. Then serve it .

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