With the current economic climate, going to a restaurant for a meal may be out of the question, Why not spend a night in with the one you love, get a bottle of wine some chocolates and enjoy a great home cooked meal. And whats better as a romantic meal then a romantic pink risotto. I must thank Shari86 for this though.
- Arborio (Risotto) Rice
- 2 Red Peppers
- 1 Chorizo sausage
- 1 can of chopped Tomatoes
- A bottle of red wine
- A stock, (any flavor will do)
- 2 Garlic cloves
- 1 Onion
- Olive oil
1. Chop up the onion into small pieces and crush the garlic cloves. While your doing this, you can also chop up the red peppers and the chorizo into slices. Heat a saucepan on the oven, with a drop of olive oil. Add the garlic and onion pieces to the pan. Make sure to keep stirring.
2. Add the rice, use about a cup of rice, or a little more. Make sure to keep stirring the rice, gently.
3. While stirring the rice, slowly add some chopped tomatoes, stir the rice until the it absorbs the juice from the tomatoes, then repeat this process with the rest of the tomatoes.
4. While adding the tomatoes, you can add the peppers and the chorizo slowly at this point also.
5. When the rice has absorbed the tomato juice, you can slowly add some red wine or stock, to bring the risotto to the desired creamy consistency.
6. Serve, with candle light, a bottle of wine, some nice back round music, what ever you want yourself. Your valentine will be delighted.
Risotto sounds like a lot of work, but it is easier than it seems, just allow enough time and cook it slowly.
I have to stress how the process has to be cooked slowly, adding little amounts of juice at a time, for the rice to absorb it sufficiently, and not drown.
If you so desire, you can add some grated parmasan cheese during step 4.
Enjoy, and have a great Valentines.