Dispensing Happiness

A good cook is like a sorceress who dispenses happiness.-Elsa Schiapirelli

That's me, the magical good cook.

Borrowing from my friend Dexygus, I've created my own food blog.

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Thursday, June 08, 2006

Revisiting an Old Friend


It has been a very long time. At least a year.

More than a year since we've made risotto? How can this be?

Well, with an ounce of saffron kicking around, it was time to correct that.

Risotto is one of Matt's specialties, so I'll let him step in.

Bring a pot of stock to a simmer, and set a small dish with a healthy pinch of saffron and a few tablespoons of cream near it so that it warms up. Sautee finely diced onion, bay leaves, and a little thyme and garlic in olive oil until the onion is translucent. Throw in two cups of arborio and continue to cook until the grains are heated through and becoming translucent themselves. A cup at a time (or less), add a cup and a half of white wine and as much stock as necessary (ultimately running through 7-8 cups of liquid altogether), stirring constantly, letting the liquid cook down almost completely before adding more. When the rice is tender and creamy, mix in the saffron cream, remove from heat, and mix in a half cup or so of freshly grated Parmesan.

Blog Party#11 is here, and this month, it's all about the guys. We're turning our little cocktail party into a Manly affair, so make your favorite guy's favorite appetizers and drinks, and join the fun! Blog Party entries links can be left in the comments of any post (they'll show up in my in-box), or you can send an email to thehappysorceress at gmail dot com; they're due Thursday, 15 June...early is always appreciated, and be sure to swing back Saturday, 17 June for the party itself. Let's see how many of our favorite male food bloggers we can get to show up, and I do hope to see you all there!

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6 Thoughts for food:

At 12:34 AM, Blogger Rebecca said...

Mmmmm, I think I might need to get some saffrom for myself...

At 12:38 AM, Blogger Stephanie said...

Becky, one of the best places to get it...without spending a fortune...is try an Indian market. We've seen some really good prices there.

At 11:45 PM, Anonymous emily said...

That looks so good!I've never made risotto.

At 1:30 AM, Blogger Stephanie said...

Emily; you should try it...it's Soooo good!

At 5:06 AM, Anonymous Ken Sloan said...

That risotto was first mistaken for macaroni and cheese... which makes it look even more irresitable! :o Oh the unfairness of the inedible internet.

At 10:07 AM, Blogger Stephanie said...

Ken...thanks! That's a serious compliment.

And I understand the unfairness...but at the same time, it does keep off the weight!


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