Saturday, November 15, 2014

5 Ingredient Challenge: Hundred-Foot Journey Brown Rice Risotto

Join The Hundred-Foot Journey 5 ingredient challenge. 
Submit your culinary creation using all 5 ingredients. Ready, set, cook!
(from the movie's Facebook page)


Okay, since it doesn't read "...using only these 5 ingredients..." I am adding a few others - broth, marscarpone, and a cheese. Here's our Hundred-Foot Journey Brown Rice Risotto. This isn't too much of a challenge; we use most of those ingredients all the time. A challenge might have been to cook with urchin. But, we did that already, too. Here is D's Spiced Coconut- Sea Urchin Soup.


Ingredients 
makes 8 servings, required ingredients for the challenge are in bold
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 T butter
  • splash of olive oil
  • 2 C sliced fresh mushrooms (I used a medley of mushrooms from Far West Fungi that included oysters, trumpets, and shitakes)
  • 4 C organic short grain brown rice
  • 6 C stock
  • 2 C boiling water
  • 8 oz marscarpone cream
  • 4 mild Italian sausages
  • fleur de sel
  • freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 C fresh basil
  • 4 to 5 organic small tomatoes, diced
  • 1/2 C shredded parmesan

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 garlic and cook until it begins to caramelize. Add mushrooms and cook until the mushrooms soften. 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.

In a separate pan, brown your sausages till cooked through. Set aside to cool, then slice into thick coins.


Stir in diced tomatoes. Let risotto stand for 5 minutes.


Season with fleur de sel and pepper to taste. Stir in sausage coins, marscarpone cheese, parmesan, and fresh basil. To serve, spoon out individual servings. Serve hot.

I can't wait to see what other people cook for this 5-ingredient challenge!

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