fruit risotto

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i made lemon risotto last night, basically a white risotto (minus cheese) with a big pinch of lemon zest and several squeezes of juice added. i've also done green apple, and strawberry (uses sparkling instead of regular white wine and is a disaster if not done with ultra fresh and sweet berries). i'm quite interested in other varieties. any ideas?

lauren (laurenp), Wednesday, 22 December 2004 15:42 (nineteen years ago) link

well, the big desert in Thailand is sticky rice and mango, so why not do a risotto with half water/half coconut milk and then add diced mango (or maybe papaya) right at the end.

Porkpie (porkpie), Wednesday, 22 December 2004 15:46 (nineteen years ago) link

good call. hmm... i wonder if coconut milk would be a good addition to butternut/kabocha squash risotto.

lauren (laurenp), Wednesday, 22 December 2004 15:53 (nineteen years ago) link

I wouldn't put it in a savoury risotto I think. I know there's the Thai curry influence but that's taking fusion food a step too far down the blech road.

I've had a sweet risotto conversation before, was it with you Lauren?

also - Brulee or caramel topping, hmmmmm

Porkpie (porkpie), Wednesday, 22 December 2004 16:30 (nineteen years ago) link

no, i don't think it was with me. i'd be more than happy to discuss it in the future, though.

i agree that a squash/coconut milk risotto is shaky ground. as the lemon and green apple risottos were savoury, i think my mind is running on that track. i'm tempted to experiment, but some things might be better left alone.

lauren (laurenp), Wednesday, 22 December 2004 16:52 (nineteen years ago) link

ok, we'll discuss it, on the 29th

Porkpie (porkpie), Wednesday, 22 December 2004 17:06 (nineteen years ago) link

I mentioned apple risotto a few months ago, but still haven't tried it. I need to give it a shot.

I Am Curious (George) (Rock Hardy), Wednesday, 22 December 2004 17:10 (nineteen years ago) link

mine turned out really well. it was from mario batali's simple italian food, aka the book of genius.

lauren (laurenp), Wednesday, 22 December 2004 17:38 (nineteen years ago) link

I'm really loving risotto at the moment so this fruit risotto you speak of is the natural progression surely!

PinXorchiXoR (Pinkpanther), Thursday, 23 December 2004 09:50 (nineteen years ago) link

doesn't sweet risotto = rice pudding?

bham, Thursday, 23 December 2004 17:12 (nineteen years ago) link

not if you use something other than cream/milk

Porkpie (porkpie), Thursday, 23 December 2004 17:13 (nineteen years ago) link

did the savory apple risotto have sage in it?

teeny (teeny), Friday, 24 December 2004 15:26 (nineteen years ago) link

eleven years pass...

Good pork sausages with sage and apple risotto!

Hey Bob (Scik Mouthy), Thursday, 7 July 2016 12:49 (eight years ago) link

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