Skip to content

Risotto Inglese

Risotto Inglese 1

I had some braised beef leftover from another meal and I ended up using it in a type of dish l I cook for myself quite often. I decided to share it with you here as it is not only a genuinely good comfort food, it illustrates a particular method of rice cookery.

Now, I should begin by saying that, though I grew up calling this sort of meal a ‘Risotto’, it is actually more of a Pilaf. A proper Risotto is made with short-grain rice and a fair amount of hot broth is stirred in a little at a time to produce a creamy, sometimes even ‘soupy’ result. In my family, however, what we call Risotto was always made with long grain rice and was a much drier dish. The flavor was pretty much Italian, though, and we always served it with Parmesan Cheese, so, since this particular version of ‘Risotto’ has its roots in my English childhood, I am going to henceforth call it a ‘Risotto Inglese’… [

The Ingredients

  • 1 cup Long Grain Rice;
  • 2 cups cubed cooked Beef;
  • ½ cup chopped Celery, some leaves included;
  • 1 small Carrot, chopped;
  • 1 small Tomato, diced after removing seeds and soft pulp;
  • ¼ cup chopped Parsley;
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh Thyme;
  • 1 tsp. Garlic paste;
  • 1 ½ cups Chicken Stock;
  • ½ cup Tomato Sauce;
  • 1 pinch each Salt and Pepper.

 

Risotto Inglese 2

Here is the braised beef I cut into cubes. It was first seasoned with a little garlic salt, then seared, and cooked with onions and a little beef stock. You can use any cooked beef you like but make sure it is not so well-done that it falls apart when cooked with the rice. It still should retain some firm chewiness.

By the way, the parsley and the beef get added to the rice at the same time so I put them in the same container for the time being…

 

Risotto Inglese 3

First, heat 3 tablespoons of butter or olive oil in a pot and saute the celery, carrot, garlic and thyme until they soften and flavor the cooking fat.

 

Risotto Inglese 4

Add the rice and the chopped tomato and cook for a few minutes, stirring to coat the rice grains in the fat.

 

Risotto Inglese 5

Add the stock and the  tomato sauce along with the  salt and pepper and allow everything to come to a boil. Cover the pot, turn the heat to low, and allow to simmer for about 20 minutes.

 

Risotto Inglese 6

Once the rice is cooked and almost all the liquid is completely absorbed, stir in the beef and parsley and cook for a further few minutes until the meat is hot. Plate and serve with some Parmesan Cheese, and a little extra for garnish, if desired.

2 Comments Post a comment
  1. Hans Susser #

    Comfort food at its best 🙂 Cheers !

    August 12, 2016
  2. A very English looking risotto John. It must have been very flavoursome.

    August 14, 2016

Comments, thoughts or suggestions most welcome...

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Meet & Eats

The food that I've had the pleasure of meeting and eating.

Uncle Grumpy's Playroom

Current events, humor, science, religion, satire

Food Travel Lover

走过的地方 尝过的美食 留下的回忆

The Odd Pantry

Essays on food

Reputable Sources

Organizing ferments since 2013

that Other Cooking Blog

. food . think . sous vide . blog .

REMCooks

My Virtual Cookbook to Share My Love and Joy of Food and Cooking One Recipe at a Time

lola rugula

my journey of cooking, gardening, preserving and more

Yummy Lummy

I cook, photograph and eat food with the occasional restaurant review!

Eye Of the Beholder

A pair of eternally curious eyes and a camera...Life is beautiful.

gluten free zen

Taking The Stress Out Of Gluten-Free Grain-Free & Dairy-Free Living

Clayton's Kitchen

Big flavors and fun cooking from a cubbyhole kitchen

Bunny Eats Design

Happy things, tasty food and good design

DENTIST CHEF

Dentist chef, just a dentistry student who practice the dentist's cooking recipes in a dentist's kitchen

Mad Dog TV Dinners

Guess what's coming to dinner?

Chefsopinion

Real Food & Real Opinions

Bento Days

Making bentos for kids

Garden to Wok

Fresh and tasty!

Bam's Kitchen

Healthy World Cuisine

Trang Quynh

everyone is special in their own way :)

Farm to Table Asian Secrets

Full-Flavored Recipes for Every Season

HolyPrettyApple

If people say that life is too short to drink bad wine, it means also that life is too short to eat crappy food!

The WordPress.com Blog

The latest news on WordPress.com and the WordPress community.

The Unorthodox Epicure

Confessions of an Aspiring Food Snob

The 好吃 Challenge

1 girl, 273 days, 100 recipes

Rabbitcancook

a recipe sharing and bento blog

benleeirene

Just another WordPress.com site

The Food Nazi

Never try to eat more than you can lift

Expat Chef in Barcelona

From my kitchen to yours

Keeping Up With the Holsbys

a journey into my head and my pantry

Nurul's Culinary Adventures

I Love Food, the Universe and Everything!!

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

home-cooking recipes, restaurant reviews, International cuisine ,

Naked Vegan Cooking

Body-positive Vegan Goodness

Bites of Food History

Sharing my Experimental Archaeology of Food

Stefan's Gourmet Blog

Cooking, food, wine

FOODTRAIL

A Journey About Food, Recipes And Destinations

bcfoodieblogger

Fresh, exciting and adventurous food journey

One Man's Meat

Multi-award winning food blog, written in Dublin, Ireland.

%d bloggers like this: