Friday, May 6, 2011

Gawdawful picture, good food

True, true, that is no piece of art.

It's blurry, off center, and there is a general lack of composition.

However, it depicts some really good eats.

As always, I post bad pictures of good food.  After all, I want you to eat good food, not print these things off and frame them.  Please don't do that.

This was an easy recipe for a day when I needed that (isn't that every day?).  You don't even stir til the very end.  Risotto fundamentalists out there would string me up for this, but I cooked the arborio rice like any other plain Jane long grain white rice-- 2 parts water, 1 part rice, pat of butter, 20 minutes.  Scrumdidliumptious.  There was enough flavor in the parmesan, sausage and roasted veggies to make up for the lack of "proper" preparation.  This may in fact be the most valuable lesson of my post: stirring is NOT required for a perfectly fine risotto, and the sauteing of the rice, oil and aromatics is not necessary for a risotto with powerful external flavors.

1 lb chicken basil sausage, broken up
2 lb zucchini, sliced to 1/4"
1 white onion, sliced to 1/4" and the rings separated
1 c arborio rice
1/4 c parmesan cheese, grated

1) Roast the veggies and meat at 400 for 25 minutes.
2) Prepare rice
3) Mix together.
4) Nom.

sausage 2.99
zucchini .94
onion: .13
rice: .15
parmesan: .25
Total: 4.46
6 servings: Per Serving: .74

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