I made artichoke risotto yesterday!
Because I like risotto
Because in China is really hard to find good artichokes
and because I couldn’t come up with a better idea for lunch…
dont be mad at me…!
I am still in Italy, mom is recovering pretty well which makes me feel fantastic but which also mean that I’ll soon be heading back to China, to my man and my job…..and my pole, which I miss deeply…
But today, let’s make risotto folks!
Ingredients (for 4 servings):
- 5 big artichokes
- 200 g rice
- 3 tbsp+2 tbps extra virgin olive oil
- 1 l vegetable broth (4 cups)
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup white wine
- 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
- 2 tbsp chopped parsley
- 1 tbsp butter
- 1 onion
Start by grabbing your nice and fresh artichokes
Remove the esternal leaves and cut each artichoke into 4 parts
Put them in a bowl filled with water and lemon (the lemon will prevent the artichokes from getting black)
Grab half onion
and chop it up
In a skillet heat up 2 tbsp of olive oil and at low heat sweat the onion
add in the artichokes, stir around
Add about 1/2 cup of broth, cover with a lid and let cook for about 15-20 min, or until artichokes are tender
Adjust with salt, turn off the heat and add 1 tbsp of chopped parsley
Chop up the other half onion and put it in a soucepan with 3 tbsp of oil, heat up and cook on low heat until onion is soft
measure about 200 g of rice for risotto
and add it to the pan
stir around and cook the rice for a few minutes
then pour in half cup of white wine
stir around and the cover the rice with vegetable broth
Cook on low heat and as soon as the rice absorbes all the broth, add in more
repeat until the rice is cooked. About 3-4 minutes before removing from heat, add the cooked artichokes to the rice
Stir and keep cooking for a few more minutes. Turn off the heat and add 1 tbsp of butter
and 1 tbsp of chopped parsley. Stir around
Serve rice and sprinkle with some grated parmesan cheese
Eat hot, do not let your risotto get cold!
You can make risotto with a numbr of different ingredients: mushrooms, fish, truffle, fish, meat!
For today enjoy this one!
One serving provides:
- Calories: 558
- Fat: 24 g
- Carbohydrates: 66 g
- Protein: 18,9 g