Monday, October 3, 2011

Saturday Night Supper... on Sunday

This week's Saturday Night Supper was moved to Sunday due to a lovely wedding we attended on Saturday.

I LOVE risotto but much like others, feel it can be somewhat intimidating. I came up with a risotto recipe that tastes like the REAL creamy risotto we had in Italy, but without all the work & hassle of constantly watching/stirring/adding broth. It only takes 5 steps which was perfect for an easy SUNDAY night supper.

Mushroom & Asparagus Faux Risotto
1. Cook Basmati rice as instructed except use chicken stock instead of water. If you can, use homemade chicken stock. Mine already had a lot of herbs & chunks of chicken in it which definitely add to the depth of flavor.
2. Saute some mushrooms (any kind!) in butter and some sherry in a separate pan.
3. Steam asparagus and cut into bite-size pieces. (ours were leftover from a previous meal)
4. Once rice is cooked, add cooked mushrooms and asparagus along with 1/3 cup of milk and simmer on low.
5. Add pinch of salt and a grate of nutmeg before serving.

Faux risotto on the stove - mushrooms still left to add! 

Our SUNDAY Night Supper - delish! 

1 comment:

  1. I had the sneak preview Sunday morning as a
    special treat from my dear friend! Tasty!!!!!!!