Entrees Pasta & Risotto Recipes

Strawberry Risotto

For all those skeptics out there who are a little fearful of this sweet-savory combination…it’s fresh and delicious! The use of the mint oil, fiori salt, and citrus balsamic brings the flavors of an Italian spring to a dance party on your taste buds.

Preparation time | about 1 hour

Serves 8

INGREDIENTS


For the Garnish: Parmesan cheese, fresh basil chiffonade, a drizzle of Le Ferre Extra Virgin Olive Oil with Mint and Ritrovo Selections Organic Citrus Balsamic Vinegar, and a whole strawberry, sliced with stem intact and fanned.

DIRECTIONS

  1. Place the chopped strawberries in a bowl and toss with the Le Ferre Extra Virgin Olive Oil with Mint, Ritrovo Selections Organic Citrus Balsamic Vinegar, and 1 teaspoon of the Casina Rossa Fiori & Salt, mix and set aside.
  2. Pour the vegetable stock into a pan and bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer.
  3. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a heavy skilled or French oven. Add the onion and cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes, until it is softened, but not browned. Add the rice and cook, stirring, until all the grains are coated with melted butter.
  4. Add the wine and cook for 5 minutes, or until the alcohol has evaporated. Add a cup of the hot stock to the rice and cook, stirring, until it has been absorbed. Continue adding the stock, one cup at a time, and stirring until each addition has been absorbed. This will take about 20 minutes.
  5. When the rice is tender, add the strawberries until they are just heated through. Gently stir in the Parmesan cheese and cream. Season with the additional 1 teaspoon (or more) Casina Rossa Fiori & Salt and white pepper.

About Keli Sim DeRitis

Keli Sim DeRitis is an artist, designer, passionate cook, teacher, and tour guide. Keli founded Poggi Bonsi in 2001 to share her love of European travel, food, wine, and culture. Connect with me on Google+

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Keli Sim DeRitis is an artist, designer, passionate cook, teacher, and tour guide. Keli founded Poggi Bonsi in 2001 to share her love of European travel, food, wine, and culture.
Connect with me on Google+