"The only real stumbling block is fear of failure. In cooking you've got to have a what-the-hell attitude."
-Julia Child

Sunday, February 28, 2010

March Daring Cooks Challenge-Risotto

This month‘s Daring cooks challenge is Risotto http://thedaringkitchen.com/-
I have never attempted to make it , rice is not something I'm good at LOL I ‘m still trying to find what I’m good at anyway
For whatever reason I either overcook it or undercook it ...and risotto is something I have always heard is hard to make so this is a dish I would have never tried this is why I'm so glad I joined this group it forces me out of my comfort zone
I Risotto I hear is a bit more complicated to make so why try? It would just be another frustrated experiment

As part of the challenge we must make the chicken stock-I enjoy making my own stocks anyway I usually make big batches and freeze for future use , we have to make the risotto base provided but we can chose to flavor it as we wish

I planned to make a saffron risotto with wild mushrooms but I had no saffron at home and for whatever reason the 2 supermarkets I went to in the morning didn’t have any either so I used just button mushrooms, some good parmeson cheese, and followed the risotto base given with the challenge

To my surprise it turned out quite well really tasty it was creamy and had a slight bite in the middle of the grains of the rice I was so happy plus the kids and hubby loved it!! well worth the trouble making it

Unfortunately my camera was not cooperating with me on Saturday so the picture doesn’t do it justice

Will I make risotto again ?
For sure I just don’t think it will be a dish I will make for a big crowd as I can see how it can get guppy easily

Can’t wait for next month’s challenge !!!

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