Category: Fall Rice, Grains and Beans

Fall Rice, Grains and Beans

Farro Risotto With Tomatoes

Since our first trip to Italy I have been a big fan of farro. Farro is made from Emmer Wheat, not spelt. The first time I had it was in a ribollita at La Bottega, a little restaurant in Volpaia,

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Fall Rice, Grains and Beans

Barley Pilaf

An old favourite of mine; excellent served with roast pork loin, especially a juicy, bone-in roast . I also use it as an accompaniment to my hazelnut chicken breasts and anything else that takes my fancy! Like I said before,

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Baked Polenta With Onions And Bacon

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. Joe likes it!  That’s what the note at the top of the recipe says! The polenta is prepared in the microwave then finished in the oven. I think it would

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Barley Risotto With Vegetables

Known as orzotto in Italy, this is a delicious change from regular risotto. The orzotto would be great made in the early fall as well, when we can still get local zucchini. I have substituted leeks & peas for the

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Barley Risotto

There’s something so yummy & comforting about barley no matter how it’s cooked! A couple of months ago at a restaurant in London, I had a “rice” pudding made with barley instead of rice. It was wonderful! I could eat

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Farro Risotto With Red Wine

This is an excellent “risotto” made using farro. It is terrific in the winter or fall as a first course, perhaps followed by a roasted bird or meat of your choice. Makes 3 – 4 First Course Servings 2 Tbsp.

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Milanese Rice

I like to make this rice, a baked “risotto” to accompany Osso Bucco. It’s not the usual cooked on top of the stove, stirring almost constantly, so it does make things a little easier for the cook. However, feel free

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Creamy Polenta

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. This version of polenta is basically one that requires very little stirring;  a good thing in my eyes! 4 cups water 1 tsp. salt 1 cup polenta (not quick-cooking) 2 Tbsp.

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Polenta With Fontina And Thyme

I made this polenta the first time on a rainy November night and served it alongside braised lamb shanks. It was the absolute perfect thing to accompany the lamb. But, don’t hesitate to serve with steak, chicken or pork. How about

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Middle Eastern Couscous

This couscous would make an excellent accompaniment to Lamb. Makes 6 Servings 1 ½ cups water 2 Tbsp. butter 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice 1 tsp. salt 1 ½ cups couscous ½ cup green peas, blanched if fresh or thawed if frozen

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