This is a remarkable recipe collection from a maestro of Italian cooking, featuring 100 authentic rice-focused dishes, along with techniques and equipment tips to help readers make perfect rice every time.
Fascinating background about the distinct rice varieties, their characteristics, and where they can be purchased is also included. In addition, there is a guide to Italian pantry staples and a section on the labelling of Italian products to ensure they are authentic.
The meticulously written recipes include both familiar dishes – arancini, crochettes, risotti, and rice puddings – and an array of unique offerings, such as rice salads, soups, fritters, bracioli, and gelatos. It is a definitive guide to the Italian rice repertoire.
Among the recipes are Arancini with Mozzarella and Italian Parsley; Rice Crostini with Ricotta and Oregano; Rice Frittata with Potatoes, Rosemary, and Scamorza Cheese; Rice Tart with Prosciutto; Chilled Rice Soup with Fava Beans and Fresh Mint; Rice Soup with Shrimp and Leeks; Warm Rice Salad with Chicken, Spinach, and Mushrooms; Rice Salad with Bresaola and Parmigiano Reggiano; Risotta alla Carbonara; Risotto with Asparagus and Tallegio; Risotto with Leeks and Grana Padano; Baked Gratin of Rice with Four Cheeses; Artichokes Stuffed with Lemon and Thyme Risotto; Braised Turkey Rolls with Chestnut Risotto, Pancetta, and Sage; Rice Fritters with Apples; Chocolate Rice Pudding; Rice Crepes with Nutella; and Strawberry Rice Gelato.