Recipe: Mushroom risotto with calamint

Rice recipes with aromatic herbs
May 18, 2009


CalamintThree years ago, my mother gave me a calamint plant she found on the Pyrenees.
It grew fast, and it has a dishevelled look and a wild flavour.


Calamint harvestWhen you harvest calamint, you should prune it a bit. Then you can discard all stems and older leaves.
From this bunch I keep only half a cup of leaves... and I used it in this mushroom risotto.


Mushroom risotto with calamint

Mushroom risotto with calamint


Ingredients
Serves two-three:
200g rice
250g mushrooms
2 clove garlic
1/2 cup calamint leaves
50g single cream

Directions
Wash the mushrooms and cut them into thin slices.
Fry the clove garlic in olive oil in a large pot, then discard them. Add the mushrooms and cook over low heat two minutes.
Put the rice in the pan, stir one minute and cover with boiling salted water. Carry on adding water if needed.
When the rice is soft but with a slight bite, add minced calamint and single cream. Stir and let rest before serving.



Speck ham risottoA similar recipe:

Speck ham risotto


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Tags: Calamint  Single cream  Rice  
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Author: cindystar (URL)
25/05/2009

Grazie Graziana, ricettina interessante!
Brava la mamma a portarti un così bel ricordo dai Pirenei e tu a crescerlo con tanto amore!


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