I am on somewhat of a risotto roll at the moment. This one here is my 3rd in a week’s time. At this rate I will be a (if but self announced) risotto expert in no time! I even cooked this very same recipe over an open fire (#originalhipster) last Friday night, which added some lovely smokey undertones to the mix. Possibly as I may have burnt the onion slightly…
As you can tell, I am working hard on being able to add “great outdoorsy type” to my list of personal traits. The only problem I have found with being a GOT (yes, Great Outdoorsy Type, not Game of Thrones! So 2013!) is of course that one is bound to reek of bonfire smoke the fortcoming dayS in plural – anyone have some tricks up their sleeves on how that is avoided? Rubbing your hair in garlic cloves?
Right. A little less conversation (or monologic ramble), a little more action, as Elvis would say. He was obviously refering to cooking action.
SWEET POTATO RISOTTO
→ 2 medium sized sweet potatoes
→ 2 tbsp olive oil
→ salt, pepper, cayenne pepper (opt.)
→ 1 litre vegetable bouillon
→ 5 tbsp dairy free butter
→ 2 onions
→ 3-4 garlic cloves
→ 4 dl arborio rice
→ 1 dl white wine
→ a handful fresh or frozen spinach
Set oven to 200°C.
Cut sweet potatoes into smaller chunks, then drizzle with oil, salt and pepper. You can always experiment a bit with other spices, perhaps some cayenne, cinnamon, etc! Roast in oven for about 30 minutes.
First things first with risotto, I like to get the bouillon warmed up and ready. Leave it on low heat in a sauce pan with lid while preparing the remaining ingredients.
Then, chop onions and saute on low to medium heat until softened, about 8 minutes, adding the garlic cloves when circa 2 minutes remain.
Add rice and give the mix a good stir, before pouring the wine in. Let this cook for about 2 more minutes, before you start adding the bouillon. Add about 2 dl at a time, and make sure the liquid is absorbed before adding more. Keep stirring all the while. This will take about ~30 minutes.
Finally, add in the roasted sweet potato and spinach. Stir to mix. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Perhaps top it all of with a vegan cheese if you are in that mood. Voila!
What are your favourite things to put in a risotto? Hit me up with ideas or recipes to try!
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