tagAlt.Risotto with Novara Gorgonzola Cheese and Radicchio

Novara Gorgonzola and Radicchio Risotto

Creamy and dreamy, this Italian risotto from Northern Italy stars radicchio, a versatile ingredient which never disappoints!

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Ah, Gorgonzola cheese - let us count the ways we love you....Alas, too much to include in our little sonnets here. If you're like us, the tang and the eye-opening zing of Gorgonzola is just unmatched by any other cheese. Seriously, where else can you find creamy, milky deliciousness with veins of glorious blue running throughout and giving this cheese its special eye-opening aroma?

When making this dazzling dish, keep in mind that your rice variety will affect the final result: for Risotto recipes, always stick with your Arborio and Carnaroli varieties for assured Risotto recipe success that will keep those eaters, even the picky ones, coming back for seconds. Be sure to check out the Mamablip blog for even more info on Rice types and the effect they can bring to your kitchen and cooking experiences.

In the meantime, get busy with your Gorgonzola and gorgeous red Radicchio - this late Autumn Italian chicory will add not just color and visual appeal to your superb Risotto recipe, but also guarantees a biting tartness to balance the cream of the cheeses in this Risotto dish. 

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total time (min)

10 cooking time (min.)


11 ingredients


700 kCal


3 steps to complete the preparation

Ingredients

for 4 servings

Novara Gorgonzola and Radicchio Risotto

  • Carnaroli Rice (for Risotto) 200 grams
  • Radicchio (Heads) 1
  • Yellow Onion 1.5
  • Celery (Stalk) 1
  • Carrot 1
  • Extra-virgin olive oil 8 table-spoon
  • Butter 15 grams
  • Gorgonzola cheese 100 grams
  • Parmesan cheese (Grated) 20 grams
  • White wine 0.5 cup
  • Salt 1 pinch

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Preparation

for 4 servings

Step

1

Of 3

Prepare the vegetable broth

In a medium sauce pot, place the whole onion, carrot and celery stalk.  Boil with 2.5 liters of water for a few hours with several pinches of salt to taste.

Step

2

Of 3

Prepare the radicchio

Cut the radicchio in 4 pieces, remove the white middle and cut into slices 1/2cm each. 
Soak in tepid water for about 10 minutes, drain.  Set aside.

Step

3

Of 3

Prepare the risotto


Peel and finely dice the remaining 1/2 yellow onion, and set aside.  In a medium sauté pan, heat oil until hot but not smoking.  Add diced onion, and after 3 minutes, add radicchio.  Add salt to taste, and cook for about 10 minutes.  

In a large sauce pot, add rice and toast for 3-4 minutes to allow even browning on all of the rice kernels.  Add wine, allow the liquid to be absorbed by the rice.  Add radicchio to the rice, and slowly begin to add a ladleful of the vegetable broth at a time.  Keep the heat on medium-low to allow the rice to boil slowly (not a heavy boil).  Keep adding broth until the rice is thoroughly cooked but still al dente (approximately 20 minutes).  Stir constantly while adding the broth.  

5 minutes before the rice is done cooking, taste for salt.  Remove from heat and add butter, Gorgonzola and Parmesan cheese.  Stir for 3-4 minutes, until rice has a well-blended, uniform and creamy consistency.  Serve risotto in a pasta bowl.


 

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