We were incredibly lucky to find a generous WWOOF host, but Ann is also an outstanding chef. Most lunches were homemade soups and dinners ranged from lamb to lasagna. Where do we begin!?
One night in particular, Ann made her famous homemade risotto. Ahh, risotto. Riiiss-ooo-tto. Doesn’t it just sound lovely rolling off the tongue? She agreed to share the recipe, so Blondie and the Beard photographed every step so that it could be shared with all of you. It’s very filling, be sure to cook this one hungry!
To begin, you’ll need:
2 cups of rissotto (any kind you fancy)
4 cups (roughly) of chicken stock
3 tbs olive oil
1 red onion, chopped
1 leek, chopped
1 or 2 cloves of garlic
3-4 heads of broccoli
1 package of dried mushrooms (soaked in boiling water first)
1 sprig of parsley
3/4 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
1 lug of white wine (plus 1 glass for drinking yourself, obviously)
1 package of fresh mushrooms
1 handful of spinach
5. Next, throw in the mushrooms that have been soaking patiently in boiling water and stir it all around – let the wine simmer until the alcohol burns off. We also threw in some fresh mushrooms at this stage – because those babies are gooooood.
11. Grab another glass of wine and ENJOY!
Ann is in the process of creating a recipe page on her website featuring WWOOF’ers recipes from around the world. We contributed with our famous quinoa stuffed bell pepper recipe, but check it out for more tasty stuff!
Don’t forget to leave a comment below by clicking the chat bubble and letting Ann know how delicious her risotto was.
Blondie and the Beard