A Recipe for Your Christmas Menu

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During my three years in Italy I tried a number of delicious dishes, but there is one, which I had towards the end, that really stands out in my mind – for its wonderful flavor, and great simplicity. It is Risotto alla Milanese. What makes this dish is the saffron.

In fact, I was reminded of this plate last night when, during our community dinner after our celebration of Our Lady of Guadalupe, I had some Spanish-style rice with saffron. It definitely wasn’t risotto – but it brought me back to that wonderful Italian dish.

This Food Network recipe seems about rightThis one will work also.

Need saffron? You won’t find it in your local Winn Dixie or Publix (at least here in Birmingham). Amazon’s got it, though.

Maybe this dish would be an interesting addition to your Christmas menu?

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One Response to A Recipe for Your Christmas Menu

  1. Sue says:

    Risotto of any type is wonderful! I love the creaminess of it coupled with the texture of the rice. I don’t think it’s a beginner’s dish but the effort to learn to make it is well worth it in the end. Usually I include it in my holiday meal (I gravitate to Risotto ai porcini). This year however, I think I’m going to mix it up a little bit and instead make arancini balls stuffed with gorgonzola.

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