This is an unusual recipe (no wine, no onion, no garlic), so I was not really sure how it will turn out. Because of the mascarpone, the consistency is rather soupy, so I was thinking of also adding it to soup category. I kind of liked it.
As suggested by Ramsay, I also tried to make risotto cakes next day, which was a first for me. Recommended. All you need to do is spread your risotto in a square tray (line with parchment paper) and cool it down completely (min 2-4h). After cooled down you cut it in squares and fry it in butter and on both sides for 3-4 min on medium-high heat.
It won’t be an easy flip, but you can do it, champ!
Yes, this risotto has a million calories. If you like something lighter, try this broccoli & mushrooms risotto.
Did you know risotto is normally served as a primo, a first course in Italy?
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Ingredients olive oil 200g risotto rice 500ml stock 50g butter (unsalted) 250g cherry tomatoes - halved 100g mascarpone cheese 25g Parmesan cheese, finely grated salt, pepper Method - whack the rice in heated olive oil (2-3 tbsp) - fry a couple of min, so the rice becomes translucent - add warm stock ladle by ladle until rice is al dente (max 20 min, test it while cooking) - while risotto cooks heat butter in a smaller pan and add tomatoes - cook on a gentle heat for 10 min until soft - crush roughly with a spoon - when rice is cooked, fold in your tomatoes, Parmesan and mascarpone - season to taste - eat and explode
Gordon Ramsay, Ultimate Cookery Course, p. 30