Creamy Grilled Corn Risotto

Grilled Corn Risotto

Grilled Corn Risotto

Grilled corn seems to be my theme this summer. We’ve always loved to eat corn straight off the grill, without butter or seasonings. The simple flavor of corn is heightened by grilling and we eat it without extra calories or naughty things like salt. What is even more fun is to cut the corn off the ears and make salads, dips, soups and risotto. Once we decided to get creative with grilled corn, we found all kinds of ways to eat it! Continue reading

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Fall Risotto {Squash and Spinach}

Fall Risotto

Fall Risotto

Risotto is one of my favorite foods.  It’s a dish I learned how to make several years ago, it wasn’t something we ate when I grew up.  It takes a little time to stand and stir, add more broth, and repeat until the rice is tender but I think it’s worth every minute.  I like a regular risotto made with wine, onions, broth and Parmesan as well as a risotto garnished with spinach or squash or other vegetables.  This risotto had both spinach and squash! Continue reading

Risotto with Savoy Cabbage and Sausage

Risotto with Savoy Cabbage and Sausage

Risotto with Savoy Cabbage and Sausage

I think savoy cabbage is so pretty with its lacy leaves and bright green color.  I saw this recipe and I wanted try it out.  My first roadblock was lack of Arborio rice.  When I opened my bag of rice it wasn’t fresh any more.  It smelled completely rancid!  First step: send my P.S. (Passionate Shopper/ spouse) for fresh rice. While I waited for rice, I’d start chopping the condimenti ingredients. Continue reading