Thursday, January 3, 2013

Bence makes strawberry risotto





 Bence and Judit are visiting from Japan (btw, they are Hungarians, not Japanese), and last night Bence made us a yummy strawberry risotto. He chopped half a onion and cooked it in butter and olive oil, then added 500g of carnaroli rice and a glass of white wine. He chopped a punnet of strawberries and added them to the rice and, always stirring, added about 1.5l of vegetable broth, ladle by ladle. At the end he added some grated parmesan cheese and topped the risotto with chopped parsley. More parmesan and some freshly ground black pepper were added to the plates. It was a super delicious risotto, thank you Bence!








Recipe by Bence Kovács,
Photos by Alessandra Zecchini ©

30 comments:

  1. Ciao Allesandra! I found your blog over on Ciao Chow Linda's blog. I, too am an Italian, but of American birth. I love to follow and read other Italian oriented blogs an will now follow you and your delicious and interesting posts from beautiful New Zealand (on a tourist bucket list!).

    Happy New Year,
    Roz from 'la bella vita'

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    1. Ciao Roz, lovely to meet you, and thank you so much for the Pinterest invite, I have already seen many lovely photos and recipes!

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  2. Thanks for stopping by my blog Alessandra and giving me the opportunity to find yours. How interesting - a strawberry risotto. I would never have thought to try one. You live in one of the places I'd love to visit someday. Buon Anno.

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    1. My pleasure Linda, lovely to meet you! Buon Anno!

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  3. To be honest, I was rather nervous: making risotto in the home of an Italian chef seemed to be a rather brave thing to do... But it worked out well, fortunately. Alessandra was very supportive and the kitchen was just great; sunny and friendly.

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  4. sono contenta di trovare qui da te la mia amica Linda, adoro avere un blog per far conoscere tra loro le persone !Ha un colore delizioso questo risotto, appena sarà stagione di fragole lo farò, un abbraccio e tanti auguri di Buon Anno a te e alla tua famiglia !Un abbraccio.....

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    1. Grazie per la segnalazione Chiara, e Buon Anno!

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  5. Ciao Ale!! Mi fate un'invidia in maglietta e pantaloncini. Per non parlare delle fragole che usate... qui torneranno fra qualche mese e quelle "finte" non mi va di comprarle. Deve essere una delizia quel risotto :-) Bacioni!!

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    1. Pensa che oggi invece ha piovuto ed è scesa la temperatura, speriamo che torni bello domani!

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  6. Che buono il risotto alle fragoleee...! <3 io ho una voglia infinita d'estate!! Mi hai regalato un caldo sorriso, amica! Auguroni ancora e un abbraccio immenso! <3

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  7. davvero, buonissimo il risotto alle fragole quanti ricordi.... buon inizio di nuovo anno!

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  8. Mamma mia super risotto questo!!!!

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  9. The strawberry risotto was very popular in the 80s, but I still love it, especially when the strawberries are in season. Enjoy your sun and your summer, today we have a sunny winter day and the sky is perfectly azure :-D

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    1. In the 90s was popular in Italian restaurants in Tokyo, always a good one for spring and summer :-)

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  10. Now this is a fascinating dish indeed. I always thought that strawberry risotto was a sweet risotto!

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    1. Very savoury indeed, unless there is someone who does a sweet version, and in that case it cannot be called a risotto! :-).

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  11. Hi! it looks delicius! can you tell me where did you bought your le creuset pot?

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  12. This is really special and creative. Cook risotto with strawberry. I might cook oat with strawberry, but never think of cook it with rice. This probably means I can try other fruits such as mango or pineapple. :)

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    1. I wouldn't go as far as using mango and pineapple, they have a distinctive taste, and remember that you are adding parmesan cheese, butter and vegetable stock to this risotto, it is savory, not a hint of sweet or acidic here.

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  13. Risotto con le fragoleeeee!!! Che voglia mi fai venire e qui non le avremo che tra qualche mese :-(
    Bravo lo chef!
    Buon Anno a te con tanta invidia per le belle giornate che stai godendo mentre noi siamo nel freddo ed umido del Nord.
    A presto
    NOra

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  14. Very interesting combination - Strawberry with risotto?! But it sure looks delicious from the photos and based on your description! Going to give it a try!

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  15. Gosh, what an interesting risotto - I never would have thought of doing that.

    Happy New Year to you, Alessandra

    xo

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  16. What an unusual combination - I thought it was going to be an upmarket version of creamed rice ie a dessert dish, but it sounds even better as a main course!!

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    1. It is very savory, not sweet at all, we all liked it!

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  17. Wow this is something I would never imagine anyone ever making. Let alone it tasting good! Thanks for sharing this unique creation. Not sure I'm brave enough to give a try though! However, I'm definitely intrigued...

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  18. Quite popular in my part of Italy Linno, maybe you have to find someone to makes for you before you attempt making it yourself :-).

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  19. Such darling photos...and such a wonderful idea...would never of thought to bring those two flavours together...yummmmm! Sending you oodles of blessings for a wonderful New Year...I know it will be filled with yummy food...I just can't wait to see what you have cooking in your kitchen this year. xoxox

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  20. That combination is new to me too, Alessandra, but I can imagine it would work because strawberries don't have a very distinctively fruity, sweet taste when there is no sugar involved.
    I've been enjoying beetroot risotto lately, which is delicious - and of course I love the colour!

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