Thursday, July 31, 2014

Bone Broth Risotto {Product Review}


After our attempt at sipping bone broth, I decided to cook with my Organic Bone Broth from Pacific Foods* instead. I thought about dishes where the broth is a prominent part...not just an ingredient. The two I came up with: soup and risotto. But, as it is the warmest part of our summer, soup was out. I decided to make a simple risotto. And, wanting the flavor of the bone broth to shine, I didn't use anything else that would really overwhelm the flavors; I opted for a carrot, celery, onion, and pancetta risotto. Easy peasy!

Ingredients makes 8 servings
  • 1 onion, peeled and diced
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 2 celery stalks, diced
  • 2 T butter
  • splash of olive oil
  • 3 C arborio rice
  • 6 C organic bone broth
  • 2 C boiling water
  • 8 oz marscarpone cream
  • fleur de sel
  • freshly ground pepper
Procedure
Bring your stock and water to a boil. Then reduce it to a simmer and keep it on a burner adjacent to your risotto pan.

Melt 2 T butter with a splash of olive oil in a large, flat-bottom pan. Add the onions carrots, celery, and pancetta. Cook until onions are translucent and beginning to caramelize. Add in the rice and stir until completely coated with oil and butter.

Add one ladle of simmering broth at a time, stirring, stirring, and stirring some more till the liquid is absorbed. Repeat until the rice is soft. If you need more liquid, just add more; if you don't use all of the stock, that's okay, too.

Let stand for 5 minutes. Season with fleur de sel and pepper to taste. Stir in marscarpone cheese. To serve, spoon out individual servings. Serve immediately.


Product Thoughts
I love their stated philosophy: "We’ve always believed that nature's work needs little refinement. That’s why we stick with just a few simple ingredients in our recipes, showcasing each ingredient’s true flavor and inherent nutrition."

They certify to the source. They are GMO-free. They are organic. And they are sourced locally whenever possible. That's how all food companies should be.

I was really impressed with how aromatic Pacific Food's organic bone broth was. Most of the time I don't buy things in packages because I can make it better. I can honestly say that this broth was outstanding; I would buy it! Or...I'll hold it as the gold standard and try to make a bone broth that tastes just as good. 

*Please note, I did receive bone broth from Pacific Foods for the purpose of reviewing the product. Opinions stated are 100% accurate and 100% mine.

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