Ashley Learns to Make Risotto!
My last night in Twinland. They had their best baths of my whole visit! Both were very kicky & splashy. At bedtime, E (who is always on the move, very busy girl) was especially snuggly with her Auntie. Aww... so sweet. A very good evening. After they were in bed, Ashley made risotto for the very first time.
The recipe in her new Everyday Italian book is a basic risotto. Nothing new or different in the instructions. Leave a pan of chicken broth simmering on one burner. On another burner, sweat the onion and then add the arborio rice. Add the wine and simmer until nearly evaporated. Add chicken broth, one ladleful at a time... Well, Giada actually says 1/2 cup at a time, but damned if I'm going to measure out a half a cup when every other time I have made risotto it's been a ladleful.
The end result was very good. What wouldn't be good with that much butter and parmesan?? I could have eaten the whole pan. Instead there was a roasted chicken to go with it.