Thursday, 19 May 2011

Risotto land

Rice fields near the river Po.
Pavia

7 comments:

Dina said...

Really, Italy grows rice?
I've never seen a rice paddy, sad to say.

Virginia said...

My daughter and I cooked risotta recently. It's a labor of love for sure! :)
V

Diederick Wijmans said...

Yes, Dina, and Italy is self-supporting regarding the need of rice to make risotto. Of course for other types of smaller rice there is some import.

Thank you, Virginia. You should try to make risotto also by adding some good red wine. After having started with the finely chopped unions in a mixture of butter and virgin olive oil, you add the rice, and let this go on a low flame. When the rice has taken colour, you add some red wine and let this evaporate, then you add the vegetable stock, etc. etc.
You can do this also with white wine, but I prefer the stronger red wines for this! Bon app├ętit!

Virginia said...

Well when I have a lot of time, I"ll try your recipe D. It sounds delicious! :)
V

Tamera said...

How beautiful and peaceful!

Babzy said...

I didn't know we could this in Italy ! :)

Rob and Mandy said...

La Pianura Padana... Feels like home.