Thursday, August 22, 2013

Rice Cooker Risotto for dinner today

For those that follow my blog, you know I am madly in love with my rice cookers.  Today, I invented a new recipe and it is so good that I want to eat it every day!

Bacon and Marscapone Risotto

1/2 pound bacon, diced  (Pancetta would work, but I had regular breakfast bacon today.)
2 shallots, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 cup dry white wine
2 cups arborio rice
5 cups chicken broth
1 container (8 ounce)  of marscarpone cheese
1 1/2 cups frozen baby peas
1 full teaspoon freshly ground pepper (more or less to taste)

Turn rice cooker on.  (If you have a browning feature, use it.  If you have a steam feature, use it.)
Put diced bacon into cooker.  Stir it around as it browns and cooks.  Once it is browned, but not crispy, turn rice cooker to white rice or porridge setting.  Add shallots and garlic.  Stir around and when softened, add 1/2 cup of dry white wine.  Stir around until the wine is nearly all evaporated.  Add the rice and stir to coat with what is left of the bacon fat.  When the rice is translucent, add broth.  Close rice cooker.  When cooker stops, add the cheese and peas.  Stir around and close again,.  Wait 5 minutes and the cheese and peas will be hot and ready to eat.  YUMMY!!!

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