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Risotto – Zucchini

#zucchini #risotto #homemade #CucinaDelloZio

Risotto – Zucchini
Risotto with Zucchini
by James Belardo 

This wonderful risotto takes on a light and colorful tangent by using green zucchini and carrots (which help to give more orange color).

1 – 1.5 cups Arborio Rice
1 medium-large shallot (or 1/2-1/4 cup onions, finely diced + 2 – 3 cloves garlic)
2-4 Zucchini, depending on size. Dice 1/2 and  slice and quarter the remaining 1/2
1 carrot, diced 
1 cup white wine
4 cups Chicken stock (try our homemade version) or vegetable stick
1/2 lemon juice
2-3 tbsp Olive Oil
1 or 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/3 cup grated Pecorino Romano
Salt and pepper – to taste

Sprinkle with chopped flat-leaf parsley.

1. Heat 2 or 3 tbsp olive oil in a dutch oven and sauté the shallots (or onions and garlic) until translucent.
#zucchini #risotto #homemade #CucinaDelloZio - fry onions and garlic

2. Add some butter, let melt and then add the diced zucchini and carrots, cook until tender
#zucchini #risotto #homemade #CucinaDelloZio - add butter, let melt #zucchini #risotto #homemade #CucinaDelloZio - add diced zuch e carrots

3. Add the Arborio rice, mix well until all grains are coated with the butter and oil and cook until the grains absorb the liquid and you can begin to smell the rice toasting.
#zucchini #risotto #homemade #CucinaDelloZio - add 1c #Arborio rice mix well

5. Add the cup of white wine and allow the rice to absorb it, stir frequently.

6. You can add the sliced zucchini or leave it until you’ve added a cup or two of the stock, let them cook until they become slightly tender
#zucchini #risotto #homemade #CucinaDelloZio - add chopped zucchini

7.Following the  procedure, add the stock 1 cup at a time and wait for the rice to absorb before adding another cup.
#zucchini #risotto #homemade #CucinaDelloZio - add 3c of ch stock 1c at a time

8. Before the last cup of broth  add the Pecorino Romano.
#zucchini #risotto #homemade #CucinaDelloZio - add Romano cheese + s&p

9. Add last cup of broth and cook until the risotto is as to the consistency of your liking, taste and salt and black pepper until you’re satisfied.
#zucchini #risotto #homemade #CucinaDelloZio - last c of ch stock

10. Add the lemon juice
#zucchini #risotto #homemade #CucinaDelloZio - finally lemon juice

Garnish with fresh chopped flt-leaf parsley.


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Written by Zio James

December 14, 2015 at 3:00 PM

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