Gennaro’s classic Italian strawberry risotto

Another surprise from the master of Italian cuisine, Gennaro Contaldo, who cooks up an extraordinary dish: strawberry risotto!

This is not a rice pudding, in fact it’s not even a dessert, it’s a classic Italian savoury dish, cooked lovingly and slowly with onions, strawberries, rice, stock and balsamic vinegar.

Gennaro loves this dish and even though it sounds a bit of an odd combination to non-Italians, you just have to trust us when we say it’s one of the most delicious rice dishes possible.

Gennaro was enjoying a stay with his friends who produce Aquarello rice at their stunning Colombara Estate near Turin. This place lends itself to rice production due to the flat landscape and mountains providing irrigation.


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