Strawberry risotto

Ingredients (serving 4)

  • 450 gr Carnaroli rice
  • 1 glass white wine
  • 300 gr strawberries
  • salt
  • black pepper
  • 50 gr butter
  • 3 tablespoon extravirgin oil
  • 500 gr vegetable broth
  • 150 gr fresh grated Parmesan cheese

riso carnaroli  White Wine Glassfragole  salt shaker  black pepper  butter  extra virgin oil  brodo-vegetale  Parmigiano

PREPARE A VEGETABLE BROTH:

Wash and peel the carrot, celery and half an onion. Place them in a pot and cover with cold water. Place on the heat and bring to a boil. Cook for 20 to 30 minutes from the boil. Season with salt only at the end of cooking.

PREPARE THE RISOTTO:

Carefully wash the strawberries. Remove the leaves and dice all but 2 or 3 berries, which you should leave whole for the garnish.

Melt 1/3 of the butter in a pot over medium heat.  Then add the other half onion finely chopped and stir. Once the onion is golden, but before it browns, add the rice. Stir and toast the rice until it absorbs the butter and is almost transparent.

tagliuzzare cipolla

Add the wine to the pot and stir. Once the wine has almost completely evaporates, begin to add the broth a couple ladlefuls at a time. Wait for the broth to almost completely evaporate before adding more broth.

sfumare vino bianco  aggiungere brodo

After 12 or 13 minutes of cooking the risotto, add the chopped strawberries. Stir and continue cooking by adding more broth until done. The rice should need another 4 or 5 minutes.

aggiungere fragole  sciogliere burro

Taste the rice for flavor and doneness. If necessary, adjust the salt. As soon as the rice is al dente, remove it from the heat. Mount the rice by stirring in the grated Parmigiano Reggiano and the remaining butter.

To plate the risotto, try garnishing it with finely diced or sliced strawberries.

Buon appetito!