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would you serve anything with risotto?

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lucysmam Fri 03-Oct-08 15:43:30

I never usually do. But wondered if anyone does, and if so, what? Seems to me like a meal in one if that makes sense?

JuneBugJen Fri 03-Oct-08 15:43:52

Salad. Perhaps some nice bread.

castille Fri 03-Oct-08 15:44:15

no, never

can't think of anything a proper risotto would go with actually

Lizzylou Fri 03-Oct-08 15:44:53

No, even "bottomless pit" DH only ever has risotto, no need imo

TillyScoutsmum Fri 03-Oct-08 15:46:09

Garlic bread sometimes but it doesn't need anything iyswim

littlerach Fri 03-Oct-08 15:46:46

Crusty bread.

claireybee Fri 03-Oct-08 15:47:27

Sometimes some ciabatta, sometimes salad.

brimfull Fri 03-Oct-08 15:50:34

I wouldn't serve bread-too many carbs.
A nice rocket salad and white wine ,or a green veg like green beans or asparagus

platypussy Fri 03-Oct-08 15:51:52

Yes we always have something with it. I love risotto but by itself is just a plateful of the same-tasting stuff mouthful after mouthful IYSWIM.

notsoteenagemum Fri 03-Oct-08 16:05:17

It depends on the risotto, If its just a veggie one I serve a smaller portion with a chicken breast and some salad as DH needs his meat, but if ts a meat and veg one then no just as it comes.

trefusis Fri 03-Oct-08 16:07:57

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Grammaticus Fri 03-Oct-08 16:08:07

Green veg?

ChopsTheDuck Fri 03-Oct-08 16:09:32

not usually. Sometimes garlic bread, but do agree that it is carbs overload really.

NoblesseOblige Fri 03-Oct-08 16:09:51

green beans.or salad.

yomellamoHelly Fri 03-Oct-08 16:18:22

No. If we were having friends over I might get some rocket salad in, but that would be it.

mabanana Fri 03-Oct-08 16:19:34

I like mushroom risotto with roast chicken. Yum. A tomato risotto works woith grilled fish.

Tommy Fri 03-Oct-08 16:19:44

I don't but I know Nigel Slater suggests a salad grin

lucysmam Fri 03-Oct-08 18:10:17

tomato risotto sounds interesting, have a recipe somewhere for that I think, may try it over the next few days. Looks like salad then if anything, couldn't do bread as would be too much for me to eat all together & I usually pop a chicken breast in for oh

Thanks everyone smile

janeite Fri 03-Oct-08 18:12:51

Roasted asparagus, or green beans, or a rocket salad with balsamic vinegar and red onions. I always think it needs something a bit crispy to give it some contrast.

lucysmam Fri 03-Oct-08 18:53:25

Roasted asparagus sounds tasty. May have a look for some asparagus in town tomorrow

SmugColditz Fri 03-Oct-08 18:55:37

some big juicy rooM temperature vine tomatoes, sliced into chucks

lucysmam Fri 03-Oct-08 20:41:55

I'm getting a 'simple is best' vibe here!

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