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Menu Plan for Winter II: Week 4, Sunday

Risotto con Fagioli or Ham and White Bean Risotto
Fresh Fruit

Cooking time:  30 minutes for menu      Cooking schedule: see below for instructions

      To continue my mission to get everyone to love risotto, this is one of my favorites and an Italian classic. It will, as always, be on the creamy side without added butter. It is not necessary to stir risotto constantly... Just often!

Risotto con Fagioli or Prosciutto and White Bean Risotto    

Total time: 25 minutes
     'Risotto con Fagioli '  You could use any type of ham, but the salted, air cured Prosciutto-type is traditional.  You don't need very much to add a lot of flavor. 

Risotto con Fagioli or Prosciutto and White Bean Risotto  Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Fresh Fruit

something seasonal

Cooking Schedule: 30 minutes for menu
Assemble all ingredients and utensils
Utensils: measuring cups, spoons, knives,
medium skillet, 3 saucepans, ladle
Heat water over high heat for tomatoes
Heat broth
Chop onion
Sauté onion for risotto,
Open, drain, rinse beans
Add rice to onion, sauté
Blanch tomatoes
Add wine to risotto, stir
Peel, chop tomatoes
Sauté onion for condimenti
Add stock to risotto, stir

Cut ham
Stir risotto, grate Parmesan
Add stock to risotto, stir
Add tomatoes, ham to condimenti
Stir risotto
Add stock to risotto, stir
Add beans to condimenti
Stir risotto
Add stock to risotto, stir
   I think you can take it from here
   Any wine left?
   Relax and have a glass

Finish your risotto
Relax and enjoy
Don't forget the fruit