Wheat Risotto / Trigo Risotto

marie Wed, 02/02/2011 - 12:12

Serves 8

Ingredients :

2 cups wheat, soaked in water and rinsed
2 tablespoons olive oil
4 tablespoons butter, at room temperature
1 large onion, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoon fresh yellow hot pepper (aji)paste
1 ½ teaspoon dried thyme
½ cup dry white wine
3 cups beef stock. Use more if necessary
1 cup heavy cream
3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 ½ cup cooked fava beans (optional)
1/2 cup farmers cheese, diced
Chopped parsley for garnish


Heat olive oil in a saucepan with 2 tablespoons butter and add onion and garlic. Cook over low heat until they are transparent. Stir in aji paste. Add wheat and thyme and stir to coat wheat. Add wine and bring to a boil for 30 minutes.

Stir in beef stock to cover wheat. Add more if necessary. Cook over low heat until wheat is tender. Add heavy cream, cooked fava beans and stir. Stir in Parmesan cheese and remaining butter and half of fresh white cheese. Combine thoroughly and correct seasoning. Serve immediately and sprinkle with remaining cheese and parsley.

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