So do you watch Hell's Kitchen?? Have you ever watched it?
Gordon Ramsey yelling and swearing at chefs for their inferior quality food.
Well, I've never made risotto. Though they make it all the time at Hell's Kitchen. It takes a bit of love and patience to make it just right. You know what happens when you don't make it right?
You get yelled at by Chef Ramsey!
I seriously kept thinking of that as I was stirring the risotto. Some how, it became important to me to make a GOOD risotto that Gordon Ramsey would be proud of!
You bring your plate to him.
He calls your name.
This is the moment of truth! *nail biting*
*pause for effect*
I don't know if this was perfect but it was quite delicious and I was super happy with it. I so don't think I could handle someone yelling and swearing at me in my kitchen. Twin 3 year olds racing trucks around your feet is quite enough thank you.
Summer Squash, Zucchini and Pea Risotto
Adapted from 990 Square
1 tbsp. olive oil
1 medium onion
1 medium zucchini, cut lengthwise and then in 1/4 thick slices
1 medium yellow squash , cut lenthwise and then 1/2 in. thick
1 quart of chicken stock (or veggie stock)
2 tbsp. butter
1 cup arborio rice
1 cup peas
juice of 1 lemon
Salt and pepper to taste
In a saucepan. heat the olive oil on high. Add the squashes, saute for 2 - 3 minutes. Set aside.
Melt the butter in a heavy large saucepan over moderate heat and add the onions, sauteeing them for about 3 - 4 mintues, then add the rice, stirring until it is well coated. Add 1/2 cup stoc and cook, stirring constantly until the stock is absorbed.
Continue adding stock, about 1 cup at a time, stirring frequently. By the time most, or all of the stock is added, the rice should be tender but still firm, the mixture creamy. Add the resperved zucchini, squash and peas and cook until they are heated through. Remove from heat and stir in lemon juice. Add salt and pepper as desired.
Total calories = 1395 calories
6 servings = 232 calories per serving
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Calories calculated from calorieking.com. Some numbers are approximate and rounded.