Heavenly Artichoke Risotto
Category: Main Dishes | Blog URL: http://latavolamarche.blogspot.com/2010/02/heavenly-artichoke-risotto.html
This recipe was entered in The Foodista Best of Food Blogs Cookbook contest, a compilation of the world’s best food blogs which was published in Fall 2010.
Photo: Ashley & Jason Bartner
Overflowing crates of artichokes fill the market streets in Central Italy - a sure sign that Spring is on its way! So what to do with these edible flowers - try one of my favs - artichoke risotto. We love to serve this for Easter feasts as well! If artichokes seem a bit overwhelming & you wonder where to begin?! Look no further: The Art of the 'Choke (Cleaning Artichokes) http://latavolamarche.blogspot.com/2009/05/art-of-choke-how-to-clean-artichoke.html
This recipe takes about an hour total time & yes - you've gotta stir the risotto constantly. It's a labor of love & your work won't go unnoticed (hence the clean bowls!) You'll find some recipes with short-cuts however to really get the creamy chewy consistency you must work the starch from the rice & that means good old fashion elbow-grease!