We really should watch cooking programmes more often because we invariably see something fabulous which we are compelled to cook.
And it was brilliant – especially with the last of Don’s pancetta!
We tweaked the recipe a little (2 cups stock / 1 cup water) and rounded up to the half (rather than 1/4) cup. Oh! and we added the peas about half way through instead of at the start.
Incredibly simple, astonishingly creamy and risotto-ish and excellent in the extreme.
Joe/Frank is now cooking dinner one night a week (the subject of a future post) and we thought this would be perfect for him. For his version we picked up some already-diced pancetta because his fine motor skillz still need a little work before he’s ready for fine dicing!
in other news: my lens arrived! compare the quality of pix!
I think this version was even better than the first go-round, mostly because we added a good handful of parmesan.
Carol: 4.5 stars
Don: 4 stars
Joe/Frank: 4 stars
1 Quite bewildering to note that Nigella’s body is, for the most part hidden (completely unnecessarily) by strategically placed kitchen equipment and that there is so much soft-focus going on one can barely discern her features.