The other night I was looking through the fridge and realized there was nothing to make for dinner. Coming to the realization that I may be eating a peanut butter sandwich that night, I was contemplating what to do when the phone rang. It was my friend Suzanne asking me if I want to come to an impromptu dinner at her place. She too said she didn’t have anything to make which leads to her fall back meal of risotto.
I haven’t made risotto in ages but Suzannes is out of this world. She went out and got some scallops and seared them to serve with the asparagus risotto. It was a meal fit for a queen, so good with freshly grated parmesan cheese sprinkled on top and a fabulous baby spinach salad made by another friend Ginny.
There are many variations on risotto but the main thing is to use a starchy rice like arborio and slowly add liquid until absorbed – including a cup of white wine 😉
You can add all kinds of ingredients – salmon, vegetables, mushrooms etc. Good way to use up ingredients in the fridge…..
I always forget about making risotto but after this meal trust me when I say it is now at the forefront of my mind. Thank you my friend for a fabulous evening!