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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)
1 diced Zucchini
1 medium zucchini – sliced and quartered
1 diced carrot
3/4 – 1 cup white wine
4 – 6 cups Chicken stock (try our homemade version) or vegetable stick
1/2 lemon juice
1/4 cup Olive Oil
1 or 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/2 cup grated Pecorino Romano
1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper
Salt (to taste)

Sprinkle with chopped flat-leaf parsley.

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

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

3. Add Arborio rice and mix well until all grains are coated with the butter and oil. 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 1 cup of white wine and allow the rice to absorb it, stir frequently.

6. Add the sliced zucchini and cook until they become slightly tender
#zucchini #risotto #homemade #CucinaDelloZio - add chopped zucchini

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

8. Before the last cup of broth you can add the Pecorino Romano along with salt (to taste) and black pepper.
#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.
#zucchini #risotto #homemade #CucinaDelloZio - last c of ch stock

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

11. add 1 tbsp of olive oil in the end

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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