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#21 Tue 21 Sep 10 4:02pm

mummza

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Re: Risotto's

koukouvagia wrote:

When it comes to risotto you'll find a lot of purists.  Then there's the rest of us.  I basically call any rice dish I make risotto and I use all kinds of rice.  .

ohhh koukouvagia ...now you've done it !
lol  lol  lol  lol

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#22 Tue 21 Sep 10 4:02pm

DebDiMaggio

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Re: Risotto's

yeah even I draw the line at calling any rice dish risotto.

I'm a liberal but paella isn't a risotto chinese rice is not risotto..... there's a limit.

I mean of course it's flattering you guys want to Italianize everything  big_smile but some things just don't belong in that camp.

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#23 Tue 21 Sep 10 4:06pm

mummza

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Re: Risotto's

ozdot...
the tomato risotto that I made.
http://www.jamieoliver.com/bloggers/vie … p?id=61827

( did not have basil in this instance so I added some celery leaves and thyme )

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#24 Tue 21 Sep 10 6:01pm

AliceTwain

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Re: Risotto's

DebDiMaggio wrote:

I mean of course it's flattering you guys want to Italianize everything  big_smile but some things just don't belong in that camp.

And even in italy there are a huge number of savory dishes that are NOT risotto!

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#25 Tue 21 Sep 10 6:18pm

koukouvagia

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Re: Risotto's

AliceTwain wrote:

@koukouvagia So, would you call riso patate e cozze (a famous Pugliese bake) a risotto? And what about rice and squash or rice and turnip soups? And pilavs? And savory Ligurian rice cake?

Well no, i don't even know what riso patate e cozze is, or ligurian rice cake.  I meant that any rice dish that I make that begins with sauteeing the rice and then adding liquid to I call it a risotto, even if I use a different kind of rice.  Some people think a risotto can only be made with arborio rice. 

Last week I made a greek dish called spanakorizo.  I sauteed some onion, then added brown basmati rice (soooo not greek), then added the rice and toasted it.  I then added vermouth, and added vegetable stock and stirred like it was risotto, adding stock little by little.  Then I added the spinach, dill, and scallion, closed the lid and turned off the stove. 

Therefore, I call it a risotto eventhough it's a traditional greek dish, made with brown basmati rice, but made like a risotto.  I prefer many of my rice dishes being made this way as opposed to steamed rice etc.

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#26 Tue 21 Sep 10 6:41pm

mummza

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Re: Risotto's

I feel another epic thread on the way  lol

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#27 Tue 21 Sep 10 7:20pm

AliceTwain

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Re: Risotto's

Riso patate e cozze is this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WfftI0TF7Pw

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#28 Tue 21 Sep 10 9:02pm

SonomaEddie

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Re: Risotto's

AliceTwain wrote:

Riso patate e cozze is this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WfftI0TF7Pw

Oh no.  You're not going to trick me into looking at another one of your links.  I just had my lunch and I'd like to keep it down.

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#29 Tue 21 Sep 10 9:18pm

MsPablo

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Re: Risotto's

lol   It took me a couple of days to get over that other link from Alice. wink

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#30 Tue 21 Sep 10 10:57pm

madamada

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Re: Risotto's

"riz˛t" in friulano means curly ............ just to add something and make things clear once for all

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