gorgonzola risotto

we have a favor to ask of you! whether you read regularly or just found us, we'd love your help in nominating pictures & pancakes for saveur's best of 2011 awards for food photography! go here and vote to get us on the ballot. the previous year's lists are filled with amazing artists we'd love to share company with - thanks for your help everyone!

the sun came out for a bit today and we pretended it was warm by having our first kelvin slush of the season - ginger and white peach, yum! we are headed to Birmingham, AL next week to work on a project we're excited to share. any food destinations we can't miss while we're there? also can't wait to share a recent shoot we did with adam richman of man vs. food. some great new cookbooks are out - can't wait to pick up this book on all things goat, heidi's latest and matt's book as well!

here's an easy, indulgent risotto recipe perfect for lunch with a salad or as a side paired with a nice piece of beef and a good bottle of red wine. it's so good and incredibly rich - you'll want to eat the entire pot!

Gorgonzola Risotto
serves 4

2 tbs olive oil
1 large onion, diced
1 clove garlic, minced
1 cup arborio rice
4 cups chicken stock
1/2 to 1 cup water
1/2 cup heavy cream
8 oz gorgonzola dulce
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
salt & pepper
parmesan cheese for garnish
heat oil in a medium pot over medium high heat. add onion and saute 5 to 8 minutes or until translucent. add garlic and cook 2 minutes more. add rice and stir to coat with oil, cooking 1 minute. add 1 cup of stock and stir constantly until all of the liquid is absorbed by the rice. add remaining stock, 1/2 cup at a time, stirring until each portion is absorbed and rice is tender. add water 1/4 cup at a time if rice is not tender enough after 4 cups of stock have been added. reduce heat to low and stir in cream and gorgonzola. stir and cook until thickened. remove from heat, add walnuts and season to taste with salt and pepper. divide between bowls and garnish with parmesan cheese. enjoy!


Amanda said...

I voted for you guys!

Mark Scarbrough said...

While you're waiting for that book on goat (!), I see you're eating very well. I'm wondering about making this with barley, rather than rice. (Really into the whole grains lately.)

Catherine said...

done and done. Saveur should be knocking on your door any minute now.

Christina said...

you must check out the urban standard for incredible coffee and cupcakes, and jim n nicks barbeque, if only for the cheese biscuits. enjoy!

Allison said...

This risotto looks yummy! And good luck on the award! I'll go vote right now!

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