Tag Archives: carnaroli rice

Risotto alla Carbonara

We love our pasta in this family, we do. For a variety of reasons, one of which is that pasta lends itself to being concocted in the briefest of time frames and using whatever ingredients are there to be sourced, … Continue reading

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A Craving for Sartù – Using Leftovers Backwards

Yesterday I wrote about some leftovers … see photo below:Here are the remains of what had been meatballs cooked in a tomato and pea sauce.  These leftovers could have easily been used to coat a lovely plate of pasta but, … Continue reading

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Rice salad with cuttle fish and peas

Rice can be eaten cold, really.  During the summer.  As a salad.  As in “Insalata di Riso”, made with Italian rices not basmati or Thai jasmine rice.  The idea is to add all kinds of bits and pieces — vegetables, … Continue reading

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