Friday, May 20, 2011

Faux Risotto with Favas

I apologize for my long absence from this blog.  It is difficult to blog without a space-bar.  It seems to be even more difficult to get the correct part and competent help from my computer's manufacturer. Finally my husband's computer tech found a work-around and so here I am. 
I have a puzzle for all you readers. I accidentally found a way to make a quick rice dish that is similar to risotto both in taste and creamy satisfaction. I know you purists out there will insist that risotto can only be made in the traditional, time consuming, hand stirring, broth adding way.  And I agree with you.  However, this is a great discovery for me.  It allows me to use leftover brown rice and any vegetables from my CSA box that are lurking in my fridge. What I want you readers to do is guess what the mystery ingredient is that makes the magic.  
I will reward the first person to post the correct ingredient with a copy of Simple French Food by Richard Olney.   I will reveal the full recipe next week when I return from Yosemite.  It feels so good to be back.