Yesterday, I had one of these days when you are thinking that time just flies and you have no idea where… I am so fed up with trains here! I am working around 40 minutes from our apartment, however yesterday the whole journey back home to see my little monkey took me around 2 hours! It is almost 2 years, since railways here started to make problems… To be honest, I do not understand why it cannot be fixed. Sometimes I am thinking that it is just like upset kid who did not get his toy… And when you are listening train crew, while waiting for your train, talking about “who is going to get sick, so trains can be cancelled due to the shortage of staff”… you are just getting more upset.
So when I finally got home, I played with my little monkey, we had a bath, sleeping time and then I could prepare dinner… I knew that my husband has to work until late, so nothing difficult for me to prepare. And I picked creamy mushroom risotto with asparagus which was ready in around 30 minutes 🙂
What do you need:
1 cup of rice
300 g mushrooms
300 g asparagus
1 vegetable stock
4 garlic cloves
2 tbsp lactose free cream
handful of grated cheese (depends on your taste 🙂 )
mixture of Italian herbs
salt and pepper
4 tbsp butter
Take a pot for preparation of rice. Add 3 spoons of butter, chopped onion and crushed garlic cloves. Fry it until garlic starts nicely smell in your kitchen and add 1 cup of rice. Mix it properly so all pieces of rice are cover with fried mixture. Pour approximately 2 cups of water into the pot and add vegetable stock. Let it cook.
In the mean time, take a Wok pan and add 1 spoon of butter. Chop mushrooms and asparagus into small pieces and add them to heated up pan. Add mixture of Italian herbs, chopped parsley, pepper and bit of salt. Fry it until soft and add 2 spoons of lactose free cream. When the rice is ready, add it into the pan with vegetables and mix it properly. To finalize the risotto, add handful of cheese (I took lactose free cheese, however Mozzarella or Parmesan would be great) and stir it into the risotto. To finalize, add fresh basil leaves and you can serve.
This dish is nothing special, however delicious, easy and enjoyable 😉
Vero & little Canito