Arborio rice is a short grain rice from Italy and can mainly be found in risotto recipes due to its high starch content. It can also be used in rice pudding recipes.
Freshly toasted walnuts are added to a tasty mushroom and Arborio rice risotto. This makes a delicious dinner on its own or a tasty gourmet side dish.
A risotto with good strong - but not overpowering - flavours of mushroom, zucchini, onion and bacon. Watch this recipe being made in Allrecipes Zucchini, Mushroom and Bacon Risotto Video.
A great vegetarian dish that is reeaalllly filling...! Can take some time as the liquid needs to absorb bit by bit to get the creamiest result without burning the bottom of the pot. So make this when you have a bit of time. I also buy pre-sliced mushrooms to save on prep time.
If you are looking for a new flavour for your risotto try this version that includes chicken and asparagus; perfect for a midweek meal.
Although higher in fat than white breast meat, the darker-fleshed chicken pieces – the legs (drumsticks) and thighs – are a more concentrated source of minerals, including zinc and some iron.