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So how do I bake risotto?

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snooks Mon 06-Oct-08 13:56:01

In an attempt to take my mind off my General Anaesthetic thread my thoughts turn to cooking and food. I want to bake the risotto instead of the constant stirring thing in a big pan. Was thinking of using bacon and butter beans and lots of parmesan. Normally use about 8oz of rice.

What do I do differently? Can I just bung it all in a dish like a rice pudding? (Would fry the bacon first).

Any advice is very welcome smile

sprogger Mon 06-Oct-08 14:02:27

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snooks Mon 06-Oct-08 14:32:06

thanks sprogger, I will give it a go I think, it sounds a bit more hands-off.

Brangelina Mon 06-Oct-08 14:39:37

There is a recipe where you bake rice, it's called tiella and is rice layered with veg/meat/fish. You just put all the ingredients (raw) in awell oiled casserole dish or cake tin, then pour over about 1/2 litre of stock, top with breadcrumbs and grated cheese and cook at 180°C for about 45 mins - 1hr, checking occasionally that it's not got too dry (in that case add extra water).

snooks Mon 06-Oct-08 15:08:18

brangelina that sounds good, does it get creamy like risotto or do you not use arborio rice?

MamaG Mon 06-Oct-08 15:09:39

snooks google delia'a oven baked risotto
tis v good
i can't link as have to dsah off

snooks Mon 06-Oct-08 15:16:17

thanks mamag, will do that. why didn't i think of delia? [duh]

Brangelina Mon 06-Oct-08 15:20:19

You do use arborio or similar Italian short grain risotto rice, so it still is quite pudding like, but it does turn out a little bit drier than risotto. You can always up the liquid a little if you want the creaminess. Generally it's made with 3 staple ingredients - potatoes, onions and the rice, then whatever else you fancy on top of that. A total stodgfest but lovely when it's cold outside.

flowerybeanbag Mon 06-Oct-08 15:20:53

ovenbaked risotto, fab recipe, dead easy

snooks Mon 06-Oct-08 16:28:38

flowerybeanbag, your recipe is even easier than delia's, think my offering is a mix of the two tbh (i never follow a recipe to the letter, always deviate). Right, it's in the oven (eating early tonight). Bring on the comfort food!

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