Thursday, June 3, 2010


g @ some point we gussy everything: then we sit back in comfort and cozy up 2 reality. porridge, congee, all are gruel (sounds like gruel?). elegant sexy risotto is like ...gruel
g Gruel was the staple food of the ancient Greeks, for whom roasted meats were the extraordinary feast that followed sacrifice, even among heroes, and "in practice bread was a luxury eaten only in towns". Roman plebeians "ate the staple gruel of classical times, supplemented by oil, the humbler vegetables and salt fish",[3] for gruel could be prepared without access to the communal ovens that baked bread.
we figured this out allby our littleselves; w/o petit's genius. funnythat. risotto is simply rice and water; takes time but NOT work. we toss a bit of jasmine rice (2 tbsp) into a little teacup; add dashes of oil/butter, top it off with 1/2 cup liquid (water, wine, broth or combo), gently place teacup in littlered crockpot and simmer until it's ready (approx 1 hr = RISOTTO for one of us.which is all we need 2 feed all of us. g elegant sexy risotto.
Fresh Herb and Jasmine Risotto Serves 6 carolinarice
5 cups chicken broth
1 Tbsp olive oil
1/2 cup onion, chopped
1 1/2 cups Carolina® Jasmine Rice
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped
1/3 cup fresh parsley, chopped
1/2 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp pepper
1/2 cup half & half
Heat chicken broth and keep at a simmer. Heat oil in a 3-quart pan and sauté onion until translucent. Add rice and stir until rice becomes opaque. Add ¾ cup of broth and stir until it is almost absorbed. Continue cooking, adding broth ¾ cup at a time, stirring until liquid is almost absorbed each time before adding the next addition.Remove from heat and add cheese, herbs, salt, pepper, and half and half; stir to blend.

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