I used to avoid risotto. It is now one of my most favorite dishes. Risotto is a starchy short grain rice that is made with hot stock or broth and flavored with meats, seafoods or vegetables. Traditional risotto is made with hot stock and flavored with parmesean cheese. This very smooth and creamy dish can be made as the main course or a compliment to an entree. Use your imagination and creativity to conjure up a great combination that tickles you! Try it with beef, chicken or vegetable stock. Use wine, cheese or spice (perhaps saffron!) and develop your own favorite way to make it.
2 cans of beef broth, beef stock or 3 C. beef consume
In a hot skillet, add olive oil and butter until melted. Add chopped onion and mushroom, salt and pepper. Saute until tender, about 5 minutes. Turn off heat. Place risotto in 9 x 13 glass baking pan and add sauted vegetables and broth. Carefully carry to oven and bake for 45 minutes to an hour. Occassionally stir as necessary. Do check it for doneness and add stock as necessary. Serve hot.
Rice is featured in the picture above.