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how do you make Risotto

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lovelysongbirdanotheryearolder Fri 03-Oct-08 17:52:14

next week one day im doing roast chicken,

then im going to boil up the carcas with a few veg to make some stock.

then the next day im going to try and do a risotto.

so i need, onions, leftover chicken, mushrooms, stock, rice does this need to be rissotto rice?

what else? and what do i do?
how long does it take to cook?

Liffey Fri 03-Oct-08 17:54:06

It never works for me when I out arborio rice to my sautéd veg and then add water and simmer. It turns in to a gloop.

I do the rice separately and then add it to the onions, chicken..

I would cook the rice in a stock cube and add lots of garlic puree and tomato puree or red pesto.

GordonTheGopher Fri 03-Oct-08 17:54:07

Risotto rice is good as it's really stodgy. I'd just fry up onions and mushrooms, let them cook a bit, then add leftover chicken and rice and let that cook a tiny bit then add the stock.

I'm dead technical me. grin

Liffey Fri 03-Oct-08 17:55:02

oh if you boil the rice in the stock you won't need a stock cube. It will be yummy. I only rarely do that, boil the carcas because I hate the smell, but the risotto will be gorgeous.

littlelapin Fri 03-Oct-08 17:55:47

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lovelysongbirdanotheryearolder Fri 03-Oct-08 18:28:02

wow thanks.
i hope dd will give me a chance to do it.
i will reprot back next wek and let you know if it goes ok.

Overmydeadbody Fri 03-Oct-08 18:35:00

What LL said.

You do need to use the right type of rice, otherwise you end up with a completely different meal.

Wine is not essential, stock will do. What you need to remember to do is coat and fry the rice in oil first (this can be olive oil/ veg oil or butter) before adding the liquid, then add it a little at a time, stirring between each addition.

lovelysongbirdanotheryearolder Fri 03-Oct-08 18:37:30

thanks i will do that
is coat and fry the rice in oil first (this can be olive oil/ veg oil or butter) before adding the liquid

i think thats is wheer i might of been going wrong in the past.

Clayhead Fri 03-Oct-08 18:37:39

Exactly as LL says.

I love making it on cold days as all the stirring over the hot stove warms me up!

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