I have always been somewhat leery of making risotto. On the surface it seemed like a simple enough concept, a rice dish slowly simmered with stock until the rice becomes tender, releasing its starches and becoming creamy. However, I knew it required constant stirring/babysitting and I was loathe to spend all that time standing over the stove.
Last night I finally caved and decided to give it a whirl and it turned out beautifully! It did take time to make and included lots of stirring but it was completely worth it.
If any of you have seen Gilmore Girls, you'll recognize this:
SOOKIE: This is pride Lorelai. I mean you know about this risotto. I mean on my mother’s deathbed...
LORELAI: You made the risotto and she lived three more years.
SOOKIE: She was supposed to be dead. The doctor said she wouldn’t make it through the night.
LORELAI: And she lived because of the risotto - the magic risotto.
SOOKIE: And this guy had the nerve to say it was ‘fine'.
LORELAI: I don’t think he knew the story.
This might not have been magic risotto but it was incredibly delicious! Check out the recipe below from The Pioneer Woman, the only thing I changed was I used only a splash or two of cream instead of a 1/4 cup and I was out of parmesan cheese so I omitted that. It was still extremely good...my husband and I couldn't seem to stop eating it!
Check out the recipe here