Oops, we’re having a barbeque for dinner and forgot to start it in time for Bert.
Serves 0.5 with leftovers for risotto balls for lunch – triple the quantities to serve 1.5
1-1.5 teaspoons butter
1/2 onion, diced finely
1/3 stick celery, diced finely
1/2 clove garlic, crushed
1/3 cup arborio rice
1 and 1/3 cups hot water from the kettle
About 1/3 to 1/2 a low salt chicken stock cube, crumbled
Pinch of saffron
Handful grated parmesan
Grating of black pepper
Saute the onion, celery and garlic in the butter till soft and translucent then stir through the rice. Add the liquid bit by bit till it’s absorbed – it will take about 20 minutes. Throw in the saffron with the first addition of liquid and add the pepper and cheese at the end.
We’re using the (pretty tiny amount) of leftovers for risotto balls for Bert’s lunch one day this week. They’d be nice with tomato sauce in the middle.