When you flit from cookbook to cookbook the way I do, you end up with a lot of random ingredients in your house. Inevitably, my cabinets become so stuffed that I can’t easily get to the items I do use. Inspired by my frustration and the allure of a new year, I went through them this week. And I can I tell you, there were things in there that I couldn’t identify. Didn’t have a clue what they were.* You don’t believe me?
Anytime I see risotto on a menu, I order it. I’m a lot like Pavlov’s dog in that way. Which is really silly, because I know how to make risotto.
And, can I tell you a little secret?
It’s really easy to make.* Now, some of you might disagree, and I will concede that it is a little high maintenance. All you have to know about making risotto is that you have to stir a lot. So, just plan on standing at the stove while it cooks. That’s it. If you can stir, you can make risotto.