Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Mmmmm risottos

I’ve been thinking a lot about risottos! I am very partial to a fine risotto but there is a limit to how many unctuous mouthfuls you can have before your brain says – “stop, no more creamy grains, I’m bored!” One of my favourite recipes is courtesy of the voluptuous Nigella and each time I’ve made it I’ve wondered at the size of the stomachs of the designated audience. She suggests that 300g of risotto rice would be appropriate for 2 but many other recipes I just happen to have to hand state that 225-250g would be required for 4 people. Hmmm, there seems to be some disparity here. I am planning an experiment with 60g of rice for a single portion or maybe even 50g – wouldn’t Dr. Atkins be proud of me?

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