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Simple American Cherry Risotto

Simple American Cherry Risotto

Get a taste of summer with this pancetta and American cherry risotto! The red wine also lends this dish a deliciously rich flavor!

Ingredients: 2-3 servings

Uncooked white rice
1 rice cooker cup's worth (180ml)
Pancetta
30 g
American cherries (cut in half with the seeds removed)
8
Red wine
150 ml
Onion
1
Garlic
1 clove
Olive oil
2 tablespoons
Consommé bouillon cubes
1-1 1/2 cubes
Grated cheese
2 tablespoons
Salt and pepper
to taste
Parsley
if you have it

Steps

1. Add the olive oil and finely minced garlic to a frying pan. When the garlic starts to brown, add half the pancetta (finely chopped).
2. Add the thinly-sliced onion! Stir-fry it with a little salt and pepper and pour in 50 ml red wine. Evapourate off the alcohol.
3. Rinse and drain the rice well and add it to the pan! Mix the rice well with the oil until it starts to become translucent!
4. Pour in the rest of the red wine and enough water to cover the rice. Then add the bouillon cubes.
5. So that the rice doesn't stick to the bottom of the pan, maintain the heat to a gentle simmer and continue scraping the bottom of the pan with a spatula.
6. Check the firmness of the rice. If it's still a little hard, add some more water. If it's mostly soft, add in the cherries.
7. Finally add the rest of the pancetta and the grated cheese. Then adjust the flavour with salt and pepper and serve the risotto up on a plate.
8. Sprinkle some parsley over the top to finish!

Story Behind this Recipe

I think dishes that contain seasonal fruits have impact and make a good impression on whoever is eating them so I wanted to make one for someone I care about!
That makes me sound really cool, but I actually just had fun with this recipe and it turned out really nice at the end!