My mom is a vegetarian and my brother in law is allergic for nuts. I find it always hard to cook for my family as there are a lot of things to think about. Meat and fish are already eliminated by my mom and all kinds of nuts and a special specie which is called lupin definitely can’t be in the dish as we don’t want to carry my brother in law to the hospital. But I think they all like this new vegetarian risotto! I got it from my friend Eelke, but she made is slightly different, with pearl barley in stead of risotto.
Everything you need: 200 g risotto, butter, olive oil, 2 stalks of celery, 2 small shallots, 4 cloves of garlic, fresh thyme, paprika powder, chili powder, 1 bay leaf, 4 pieces of lemon peel, a can of tomato diced tomatoes, 7 dl vegetable broth, 3 dl passata, peas, feta and oregano.
Slice the celery, shallots and garlic in little pieces and let it stew in a pan with butter and olive oil for a few minutes.
Now add everything else, except the feta and oregano. Let it cook a little bit and stir regularly. If the risotto is not done yet, you can add some more water. It should take about 15 – 20 minutes.
In the meantime: mix the feta with oregano and olive oil
And it’s done! Add some feta on top and enjoy your dish. Be careful though, you don’t want to eat up the lemon peel, bay leaf and thyme.
It’s a great September day. Cooling down from the summer but really sunny. It’s warm in the sun and you can walk in your tshirt today if you’re not walking on the shadow side of the way. So theoretically I should be sitting on the terrace enjoying a white wine while chatting with my friends. But in practice I’m figuring out how to make a quick paella! I wasn’t sure how to call this dish because it’s not really a paella but not really risotto as well. Maybe you know a good name?
What you need: Risotto, chorizo, onion, paprika, saffron, tomato paste, broth (about 750ml), peas and seafood.
Step 1: slice the chorizo in little pieces and fry it in a pan
Step 2: slice the onion and paprika
Step 3: put the fried chorizo onto a plate and fry the onion and paprika in the same pan
Step 4: add the risotto and wait until the rice shines (do you say it like that?). I didn’t have that much risotto left, you can use more if you want (300 grams should be fine)
Step 5: add the tomato paste and saffron
Step 6: Add the broth, one bit at a time until the rice is done.
Step 7: add the peas and let it stir for a while
Step 8: now add the seafood and risotto
And your very quick risotto paella is done!
For me, this month is all about time management. I’ve got so much going on: uni, work, blogging and in between I like to hang out with friends or do danceclasses as well. Tonight I had dinner with my roommate Sofie but as I got home from work around 18:30 and had to go to danceclass at 20:30 we run to the supermarket, bought some seasonal mushrooms and pasta and made this delicious pasta dish in 20 minutes!
Things you need: pasta, mushrooms (we got the seasonal package), fresh spinach, garlic, onion, bacon, parsley, cream and parmesan.
First: boil some water for the pasta and use the instructions on the package. Now put the spinach and the (crushed) garlic in the food processor with some olive oil
Now it looks like this
Fruit the onion in some olive oil and add the bacon
Slice the mushrooms
When the bacon is done, add the mushrooms and let it fry. After that, add the spinach and some cream.
Mix it all with the pasta and put it on a plate. Now add some parmesan cheese and parsley
Yesterday it was time for a good-old pasta carbonara meal with leek, spinach and peas. No how-to pictures this time but it is very easy to make!
This is what you need: pasta, cream, parmesan cheese, egg, (frozen) peas, fresh spinach, leek, garlic, bacon.
Step 1: boil water for the pasta. Heat a frying pan and fry the bacon. In the meanwhile, chop the leek. When the bacon done, put it on a plate. Now put the leek in the same pan and add some garlic if you want. After a few minutes, add the spinach.
Step 2: when the water is boiling, add the pasta and follow the instructions on the packing. After a few minutes, add the peas with the pasta. In the meanwhile, mix a little bit of cream with the parmesan. You can also add an egg if you want. When the pasta is done, pour off the water.
Step 3: mix the pasta, the vegetables, the bacon and the parmesan-cream together. Put it on a plate and add an egg yolk on top. Bon appetit!