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Pork Chops with Mushroom Risotto
Pork Chops with Mushroom Risotto and veggies is a complete meal. This simply yet satisfying meal can be ready in under an hour. Start with the mushroom risotto, which takes the longest to cook, and proceed with the vegetables. Garlic, multi-colored sweet peppers, mushrooms and grape tomatoes are sautéed until tender. Since pork chops only need a minimal amount of cooking time, they’re added last. A complete dinner is ready in no time.
What is Risotto?
Risotto [rih-SAW-toh; ree-ZAW-toh] is an Italian rice specialty made by stirring hot stock into a mixture of rice (and often chopped onions) that has been sautéed in butter. The stock is added 1/2 cup at a time and the mixture is stirred continually. The stirring is done while it cooks until all the liquid is absorbed before more stock is added.
There are several brands and different varieties of packaged risotto products on the grocery store shelves. Just like there is a time and place for fast cooking, packaged flavored rice, the same holds true for risotto. Try to get in the habit of making from “scratch” risotto, at least one in awhile. The flavor, taste and texture of long cooking risotto is unbeatable. The extra effort is well worth it. I like to compare making risotto to making mashed potatoes, you just can’t beat or compare the real thing.
This labor-intensive technique results in rice that is delectably creamy, while the grains remain separate and firm. Risotto can be flavored with many different ingredients such as: meat, shellfish, vegetables, sausage, cheese, white wine and herbs. Risotto Milanese is scented with super expensive saffron. The use of Italian Arborio Rice is traditional in the preparation of risotto. Italian arborio rice can ce found most supermarkets, specialty stores and/or Italian food markets. Get the Recipe Here ▸