Rice Pudding

This is a more elegant iteration, but it can be simplified with ease. RICE PUDDING 3 C whole milk 4 cardamom pods, cracked 2 cinnamon sticks 1 1/2 C short grain rice, such as arborio Grated zest of 1/2 lemon 1/3 C raw (turbinado) sugar 1/4 C golden raisins 1/4 C sliced almonds Pinch of [...]

Rice Pilaf

RICE PILAF 1 1/2 C long grain rice 1 T unsalted butter 1/2 medium onion, peeled and minced 3 C chicken broth Sea salt and freshly ground pepper Pinch of dried thyme, crumbled between finger & thumb 1 bay leaf Heat the butter in a small saucepan. Add the onion and saute for 2-3 minutes [...]

Risotto with Mushrooms & Proscuitto

RISOTTO con FUNGHI e VINO BIANCO 1/4 C extra virgin olive oil 2-3 shallots, peeled and finely chopped 2 ozs proscuitto di parma or san daniele, diced finely 3/4 lb porcini mushrooms, cleaned and sliced 1 1/2 C arborio rice 8 C chicken stock 1 C sauvignon blanc 4 T unsalted butter 1 C parmigiano [...]