Monday, August 04, 2008

Chorizo and Mushroom Risotto

This was my first time experimenting with chorizo and I'm glad I finally did. We had chorizos before at tapas or starters but I have always wondered how it tasted in a dish like risotto.

I rarely have the patience to cook a risotto. Warming the stock and stirring the rice regularly just seems too much work to me. That might explain why my previous attempt looked and tasted on the dry side. So one fine Saturday evening, I decided to take some time out and enjoy the cooking process of this dish.

The spicy flavor of the chorizo certainly gave the risotto its flavour. I love my mushrooms and think it provided an earthly touch to this dish. The corn added some sweetness as well. This is also the first time that I managed a risotto without it looking too 1)dry or 2)wet. I suppose we do need patience in the kitchen afterall....

Chorizo and Mushroom Risotto (serves 2)
100 grams of chorizo sausages sliced thinnly
1 tsp of garlic chopped
1 cup of sliced mushrooms
1 cup of corn kennels
1 cup of arborio rice
4-5 cups of stock warmed

1) Place chorizo sausage slices on a cold pan. Turn the heat to medium and let it slowly cook. Remove chorizo slices. Set aside.

2) You can use the oil in the pain but I drained most of mine. Add arboria rice and fry gently with some garlic. That will take around 3 minutes. Add a ladle of warm stock and stir.

3) Continue to add a ladle of stock and stir till the rice absorb the stock. Cook till the rice turns slightly soft.

4). Add mushrooms and corn. Cook for 5 minutes.

5) Stir in chorizo. Season. Serve with parmesan cheese and cracked pepper.


tigerfish said...

I like the fact that it rhymes, and of course, delicious! :)

P.S I've moved 3 times in 2 yrs. It's dead tiring if I were to be I'm not. My job title is that of a Domestic Director...or some call Minister of Home Affairs....LOL!
It was really really a good break after 9 yrs of "labor" in this country. So now I'm back, I'm looking out again....but who knows what will happen? Nothing is sure in the modern day and age. They always say..."change happens faster than what you plan for" :P
Hv you found ur dream job yet? Good luck!

babe_kl said...

hmm i still have some chorizo left...

Ben said...

Very nice! I like the combination of the risotto and the chorizo. Nice blog :)

Dee said...

Well, patience is a virtue after all :) I love the chorizo in the risotto, daphne.

Big Boys Oven said...

I wish I can tast this dish of yours! amazing!

Little Corner of Mine said...

Your risotto looks great!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

now thats definitely comfort food to my liking!

Tom said...

There's some lovely looking food here, Daphne. And it is good to see someone else doing this in WA! :)

Mochachocolata Rita said...

oh daph! i adoreee the idea of chorizo in try to try~ ! hehe

brad said...

hahaha! u also took the effort to put them in nice plates. they really do make a difference! lol

but i never try chorizo before.


noobcook said...

I have never heard of chorizo b4 (n also never tasted risotto b4) ... will u be a kind soul to send me a plate so that i can taste this delicious dish? :D

daphne said...

tigerfish-wow! That's alot of miles travelled. Glad u r back in SG soil though. =)

babe-try the potato salad. =)

ben- thanks!

dee- true true

big boys- hopefully u will hv a chance! =)

joe- ^5

tom-yay!! another fellow WA blogger. Cool!

mocha- Let me know! =)

ironchef-hahahha.they do! I dont have a lot of pretty plates thoguh.

nobbcook- risotto is like italian rice =) and chorizo is spicy cured sausage. Come over and I will make some for ya! =)

Kevin said...

Corn, mushrooms and chorizo would make a great risotto!

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