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Strawberry Risotto

5 comments Feb 26th, 2010 | By | Category: Recipes, Risotto

I was stunned when I discovered these magnifficant strawberries in the vegetable store, where I usually shop. I was a bit suspicious but the lady that owns the shop assured me that these were Greek strawberries. They must originate from a Cretan glas house I thougt and tried one. They were sweet and juicy which convinced me to take them along. Earlier on I had decided upon risotto, as the dish of the day, so it turned out to be a Strawberry Risotto.

Preparation time: 5 cooking time

Cooking time: 25 minutes

easy recipe

Ingredients:

  • Strawberries
  • 2 shallots
  • 2 cups of risotto rice
  • 4 cups of beef stock
  • 1/8 glas of dry white wine
  • 200 gram of Gorgonzola
  • 100 gram of Parmesan
  • some butter
  • Salt and pepper

Preparation:

Peel and cube the shallots. Fry them in some butter until they changed colour. Add the white wine and let it boil for a couple of minutes. Now add the beef stock, stir well and let it boil on low heat for 20 minutes (depending on the rice).

Use the 20 minutes to grind the Parmigiano, cut the Gorgonzola into cubes and clean and cut the strawberries.

When the rice is done, add the cheeses and mix well. Now add the strawberries, blend them carefully into the rice. Take the pot off the heat and let it sit for 5 minutes.

I like the strawberries to still have a bite. The longer you let the risotto sit, the softer the strawberries get.

Season with lots of pepper and some salt and serve.

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  1. I love the idea of risotto with strawberries, so delicious! And especially with the addition of Gorgonzola!

  2. This is SOOO unique! I really like this idea, it’s too bad my bf doesn’t eat strawberries. Perhaps when he is out of town ;)

  3. Delightful and original! This risotto looks really tempting!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  4. Fantastic! Parmigiano, Gorgonzola and Strawberries.!!! This risotto is unique!

  5. Very interesting risotto! The strawberries really pop and look gorgeous.

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