Do you still fancy risottos even if spring is yet to come? So you must try this artichokes risotto, a very strong and flavoured taste.
But which one is artichokes season? There are two varieties: a late autumn/winter one and a late spring/summer one. In this period you can easily find them in a market and cook them with your favourite rice, to create this recipe.
Artichokes are probably the ugliest flowers I've ever seen but they are absolutely the tastiest ones. I usually wait for winter to come so that I can buy them and cook them in many different ways!
It's good to find them in a market in spring too, because they're cheaper and you can buy more of them!
Obviously I can prepare a very good risotto without stirring continuously and adding not so good ingredients. In fact with Thermomix I can prepare by myself a good Vegetable Stock Cube and a Make-ahead Mirepoix, both very useful when preparing risottos as flavourings.
This recipe has been sent by Luana Giannone from Brindisi who adapted a recipe of her for Thermomix.
I suggest you try the Artichokes Sauce to dress pasta and the Artichokes Omelette as two ways to prepare artichokes.
If you want to try other delicious risottos, here you are: Asparagus and Pancetta Risotto, Vegetables Risotto, Italian Radicchio and Taleggio Cheese Risotto and more (look for them in the Main Dishes section).
- 5 or 6 Artichokes
- 1/2 Lemon
- 1 Garlic Clove
- 1/2 Onion
- 1 Pinch Black Pepper
- 500 g Rice
- 40 g Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
- 1/2 Measuring Cup White Wine
- 500 g Water
- 1 Tsp Vegetable Stock Cube or Make-ahead Mirepoix
How to prepare the Artichokes Risotto
Clean artichokes and let soak them in acidulated water (with lemon in it).
Put oil, garlic and onion in the bowl. 3 Min. 100°C Speed 2. Reverse.
Add drained artichokes and black pepper. 10 Min. 100°C Speed 2. Reverse.
Add rice and white wine. 3 Min. 100°C Speed 1.
Add hot water and the stock cube. 20 Min. 100°C Speed Gentle Stirring. Reverse.
Change onion and garlic quantities according to your taste.
For the rice cooking time, it mostly depends on the quality you choose. Set Thermomix according to what is written in the instructions. For a perfect risotto with Thermomix, refer to this article here: Cooking Risotto Suggestions. ;-)
Translated from the Italian recipe
Risotto ai Carciofi col Bimby