I have always feared the Risotto. Have never attempted it. And making Risotto for one seams ridiculous. This adventure goes against my budget, waist line and portion control issues. This will completely contradict the points in my Adventures in Cooking for One: Fish post, but I’m going to do it anyway.
I love Risotto and could eat the entire pan. And I have actually eaten it directly out of the pan. Massive quantities, straight out of the pan. I have witnesses. I have had it for dinner, then again late night after multiple drinks. Massive quantities in one night. I have even requested a friend ship me leftovers, multiple times. I’m sure by now she dreads my texts regarding her risotto.
If the prior statements have not yet proved my love for risotto, nothing will.
So on my one year anniversary of living in this new city, I decided to attempt it. Call it a mini celebration for myself or just another example of my pledge to try something new.
Attempt it I did. Conquer it, I did not….
I really do not think there is a smell in the world that can hold a candle to garlic, onions and olive oil over some heat..
All ingredients were purchased at Gloriosos Italian Market. A market I love, spend too much time at and would work at just to stare at their products..
And my disaster in a small white bowl:
I blame the chef. The ingredients were perfect. My technique, not so much…. and I’ve already been chided for not using a wooden spoon…
Any advice or helpful tips would be much appreciated. While my adventure in Risotto was unsuccessful, at least I was trying something new