My First Risotto (See Jane Cook)

Making risotto has always both intrigued and intimidated me.  So much stirring.  So many steps.  I didn’t think I could handle it until one day I snapped out of it (I hate failing in the kitchen, you see) and decided I needed to see what the fuss in making it was all about.  As it turns out, it’s really not that hard; it’s not even as needy of a dish compared to others I’ve made.  I must note that one does need to be mindful when making risotto, though; otherwise, you might end up with something burnt, or worse, overcooked.  I asked Eric what he wanted in the risotto and when he requested shrimp, I knew that I needed to use peas as an accompaniment (one of my favorites).  I ended up using this recipe and it turned out delicious.  It was my first risotto, but definitely not my last.

25 comments

  1. Omg. I want to come to your house for dinner! This looks delicious and risotto is def a challenge!

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  2. yummm. Risotto is one of my favorites and my husband taught me a really easy way to make it early on. I love that you added shrimp and peas! looks deeeelish

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    Nikki

  3. I'm no whiz in the kitchen, but risotto has always been one of my favorite dishes to make (and eat!!). My favorite combination is asparagus, parmesan cheese, and prosciutto. I actually just bought some risotto at the store today! This may be what I make for dinner 🙂

  4. i made asparagus risotto last night! you are right you would think it was more complicated than it actually is. it's just a bit time consuming but worth it!!

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