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    risotto

    How come there are no risotto recipes in here?
    It's summertime, rice is cheap.
    Please tell me about risotto.
    (1) Does it have to be eaten hot, or is it allowable to have it as a post-sunset cold dish?
    (2) It seems to me to be basically rice with vegetables, and not much different from stir-fried rice, which is what I make from left over steamed rice and left-over vegetables, scraps of chicken etc.

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    Re: risotto

    >It's summertime, rice is cheap

    [hem] [hem]

    I think you should stop reading the Grauniad and read the Times instead Old Boy <img src=/S/gent.gif border=0 alt=gent width=17 height=25> World food crisis turns rice into gold
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    Re: risotto

    You need a special kind of rice for risotto: arborio rice, a round-grain rice from Italy, not the standard long-grain rice.
    The classic way to prepare it is to add a small amount of broth, wait until it has become absorbed, then repeat.
    Althought it's possible to add all the broth at once, you can taste the difference: when the broth is (almost) absorbed, the temperature rises sharply, causing the rice to become caramelized slightly. This gives risotto its characteristic creamy taste.
    Also, you have to prepare risotto to order and serve immediately. You can't prepare it in advance (well, you can, of course, but it won't be as nice).

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    Re: risotto

    > stop reading the Grauniad and read the Times
    It's still cheaper buying and cooking it than buying it while seated at a table in a restaurant!

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    Re: risotto

    > You need a special kind of rice for risotto: arborio rice, a round-grain rice from Italy,
    Thanks, Hans. I'll get a source from my Italian lady friend, or her mother (who cooks a mean pasta and sauce!)

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    Re: risotto

    <hr>I'll get a source from my Italian lady friend<hr>
    Or maybe you can get a sauce from her too?

    (Not for the risotto though I hasten to add)
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    Re: risotto

    Farro is a brand of risotto and can be found at these locations in Toronto.
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    Re: risotto

    >Farro is a brand of risotto and can be found at these locations in Toronto.
    Thanks, Doc. I'll try "Bruno's", right across the street from me first.
    Why don't I think of that place? Because I'm new to the neighbourhood, but with a name like "Bruno", it might have Italian rice, rigfht?

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    Re: risotto

    >Or maybe you can get a sauce from her too?
    I doubt it, this is a different Italian lady-friend, married to my good, big, strong friend Tony!

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    Re: risotto

    Although it might be used for similar dishes, farro is not a type of rice, it's an ancient variety of wheat, see for example Food: Ingredients: Farro.
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    Re: risotto

    Will you be posting your recipe for "Risotto alle cardinale"?

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    Re: risotto

    I was thinking more "rissotto arancione del gatto"

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    Re: risotto

    My bad. <img src=/S/blush.gif border=0 alt=blush width=15 height=15> I made an assumption based on a recipe I saw for Farro Risotto with Asparagus.

    On the bright side, my post directed Chris to Bruno's, where he might just find what he's looking for. <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>
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    Re: risotto

    >Will you be posting your recipe for "Risotto alle cardinale"?
    Since we're speaking "cardinal", can I say "Not Bloody Likely" and get away with it?

    As a cheep substitute: I often cradle Jupiter in my arms (A "Scoop-Jupe" we call it), and croon to him:
    "I've had an idea! Let's have marinated rabbit for supper tonight. You take off your ginger coat, and I'll get the can of crushed tomatoes".

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