Noreen's StoryA favorite and it is served in Northern Ontario at our Italian Club weddings following the salad.
Cleaning giblets is not pleasant, however, even our children make it today, it is so special.
Non Italians often call it 'thick rice soup'.
One can use mushrooms, in place of Giblets, but the homemade broth makes a finer Risotto.
Italian Club uses Chicken and beef shank for their Risotto broth.
large onion chopped fine
tomato paste, italian
1 1 /2 lb
cleaned giblets cut into small pieces
celery chopped fine
pastene italian arborio rice 3 cups
salt and pepper to taste
chicken broth, unsalted (home made preferred)
grated regeano parma cheese
NORTHERN ITALY GIBLET RISOTTO BASE
1Saute onions in butter/oil until clear, ADD...
cleaned and chopped giblets, salt, pepper, cinnamon.
2Melt tomato paste in 1+ cup hot broth, add celery, and an additional 1 1/2 cups hot broth. Simmer, then raise to low/medium heat until giblets are well done and the sauce has thickened...
320 minutes before serving time let your family know you are Adding the RICE, and to finish their drink at the table SINCE you will be at the stove stirring.
STIR GENTLY INTO THE SAUCE. ADD..
1 CUP OF BROTH of MORE INTO THE RICE UNTIL IT IS ABSORBED. STIR GENTLY, AND CONSTANTLY TO PREVENT STICKING.
KEEP ADDING BROTH 1 CUP AT A TIME UNTIL ABSORBED AND THE RICE IS COOKED.
REMOVE FROM HEAT, ADD 1/4 CUP BUTTER, AND 1/2 CUP OF PARMESAN CHEESE and MORE BROTH AS IT SHOULD BE THICK BUT STILL A RUNNY CONSISTANCY.
RISOTTO WAITS FOR NO ONE..... SERVE IMMEDIATELY
Have extra freshly grated Parmesan Cheese on the table.