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Ginger risotto, a fresh and creamy first course

Risotto with ginger

Ginger risotto is a first course with a fresh and original flavor, perfect for a different recipe and suitable for any occasion.

Today we prepare a delicious ginger risotto. This ingredient is increasingly used in the kitchen, thanks not only to its many properties, but to its particular, fresh and pungent taste. But how to cook ginger to maximize its flavor? With a risotto, of course!

If you wish, you can make this risotto by grating the ginger while cooking and simply stirring it. But today we want to try to give an edge to this delicious first course! We're going to balance the strong aroma of ginger with a little acidity, which we'll get from the lemon, and with the sweetness of the butter and cheese, which we'll use in creaming . In addition, we will also add leeks to the sauté and pine nuts as a garnish.

In short, if you are looking for particulate risotto, you are in the right place. Let's start preparing our ginger rice right away !

Risotto with ginger
Risotto with ginger

How to make ginger risotto

  1. Start by peeling and grating the ginger. For this recipe you will need about 2 centimeters of root, but also balance according to your tastes.
  2. Then cut the lemon zest without touching the bitter white part and then cut it again into strips.
  3. Cut the onion finely after peeling it, then brown it in a pan with a drizzle of oil and half the grated ginger.
  4. After 2-3 minutes, add the rice and toast for a couple of minutes, adding salt and pepper already in this phase (don't overdo it since the ginger is still very tasty).
  5. Deglaze with the white wine and once the alcohol has evaporated, gradually start adding the broth.
  6. Once the rice is cooked, add the other half of the ginger and the lemon strips, then proceed to creaming.
  7. Add a few drops of lemon juice to your taste, then, with the heat off, add the butter and cheese. Mix well until you reach the desired creaminess.

If you want to try other recipes with fresh ginger, here's one that's right for you: veal escalopes with ginger and lemon !

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We recommend consuming the rice with fresh ginger at the moment, otherwise you can leave it in the fridge for a maximum of 1 day , well covered in transparent film.

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