Risotto with Castelmagno Cheese

Risotto with Castelmagno Cheese
INGREDIENTS FOR BROTH:
1 Carrot
1 Potato
1 Onion
1 Celery
INGREDIENTS (for 4 people):
320 g or 2 cup of Rice
100 g or 1 cup of Castelmagno cheese
50 g or half a cup of Walnuts
3 Tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
Half white onion
2 Potatoes
Hot pepper

PREPARATION TIME: 20 minutes

COOKING TIME: 40 minutes

WINE: Nebbiolo d'Alba (Red Wine)

PREPARATION
Start preparing the vegetable broth, clean and peel the carrot, the potato, the onion, and the celery, cut them in big pieces and place them in a potful, add half a liter of water and a bit of coarse salt and let it boil for about 30-40 minutes.

Risotto with Castelmagno Cheese

If you don't have a lot of time the best thing to do in order to have the same result is to use the pressure cooker, with which you will need only 10-15 minutes.

Risotto with Castelmagno Cheese

While the broth is cooking prepare the potatoes. Clean and peel the potatoes, cut them in cubes and let them boil until they are cooked. You can check the cooking of the potatoes with a fork; if the fork enters in the potatoes they are ready.

Risotto with Castelmagno Cheese

When the vegetable broth and the potatoes are almost ready preheat the extra virgin olive oil in a casserole, chop the onion, add them to the oil and let it brown.

Risotto with Castelmagno Cheese

Then add the rice, let it toast for 2 minutes, add the white wine and let it evaporate. Now you can start adding time by time the vegetable broth and cook the rice for about 16-18 minutes stirring continuously, paying attention not to cook it too much, the rice should be firm at the end of the cooking.

Risotto with Castelmagno Cheese

In the meantime continue with the cooking of the potatoes. After draining the potatoes, preheat a pan, add in it the potatoes, sprinkle with a little bit of hot pepper and let them roast until they become golden.

Risotto with Castelmagno Cheese

Grate the Castelmagno cheese in big pieces as shown in the picture below.

Risotto with Castelmagno Cheese

When the rice is almost ready add the Castelmagno cheese and mix in order to let the Castelmagno melt.

Risotto with Castelmagno Cheese

When everything is well mix serve the risotto with the Castelmagno cheese and place on the top a bit of potatoes and the walnuts.

Risotto with Castelmagno Cheese

BUON APPETITO!

FROM
http://www.italian-food-recipes.net

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