I really enjoy risotto. But I do not make it because I just do not have the time and patience needed to stand and stir for 45 minutes while the arborio rice absorbs the stock. Nope, not this gal.
But luckily, you can make a baked risotto that tastes really, really good. I admit, a baked risotto will never be as creamy as a properly made stove top risotto, but I can let go of some of that creaminess for not having to stir and stir and stir. And then stir some more.
I do admit you do have to stir a bit while making this recipe, but I promise it will not be 45 minutes. Unless something goes terribly wrong. Seriously.
Be sure to use arborio rice, or a rice that is labeled specifically for risotto.
I used a bag of Tuscan Kale from Cut ‘N’ Clean Greens, but you can substitute with a large bunch of kale. Just remove the stems and cut it into strips.
I started thinking of what other things I would eat for a birthday feast, and came up with a menu for my birthday. Mind you, I didn’t actually make all of these things, just the ribs. But I am going to be ready for next year!
2015, where did you go? It seems like just yesterday you came into my life. And now, you are ready to depart, leaving me behind. But with all honesty, I am ready to let you go!
Thank you to my readers for riding along with me on this journey of food, family and fun. At times my creativity flowed, other times I just couldn’t even get a drip of creativity going. But looking back at some of my top posts for 2015, I am proud of these recipes, and hope you enjoyed making them as much as I did.
Bacon Shrimp Avocado Dip is indeed a dip, but it is so much more. It’s a dip, a spread, a topping or a filling. You can eat it right off a spoon. However you eat it, you will love it.
This dip is perfect for an appetizer spread. Can’t you picture it as the centerpiece on your Superbowl table? Serve this kicked-up-a-notch guacamole with tortilla chips, crackers, pita bread, baguette slices or whatever you like.
Be sure to put a little aside in the kitchen for yourself, because your guests will devour this before half time.