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Risoni With Mediterranean Vegetables, Parmesan Crisp, Rocket

Love Rice But in the Mood For Pasta? Risoni Is the Perfect Compromise


Risoni With Mediterranean Vegetables, Parmesan Crisp and Rocket Leaves from European restaurant Brasserie Quartier in St Regis Dubai looks like rice but is actually made using short-cut pieces of pasta, otherwise known as Orzi. Volia! Now you have the best of both worlds.

​Risoni With Mediterranean Vegetables, Parmesan Crisp and Rocket Leaves​

Brasserie Quartier

Risoni With Mediterranean Vegetables, Parmesan Crisp, Rocket

Ingredients

  1. 1 tbsp butter
    1 tbsp olive oil
    100g uncooked risoni pasta
    400ml chicken stock
    20g grated parmesan cheese
    1 tsp chopped fresh basil
    1 small eggplant
    1 red bell pepper
    2 cloves garlic
    1 potato, peeled and boiled
    Handful of fresh rocket leaves
    Salt (to taste)

Directions

  1. Melt butter in a pan over medium-high heat. Stir in risoni and sauté until light brown.
  2. Add chicken stock and bring to a boil.
  3. Cover the pan and simmer on low heat until risoni is tender and the liquid is absorbed.
  4. Mix in parmesan cheese and basil, season with salt.
  5. In a separate pan, add olive oil, finely diced eggplant, bell pepper, potato and crushed garlic. Sprinkle with salt and stir until vegetables cook.
  6. Serve the risoni topped with diced vegetables. Garnish with fresh rocket leaves and parmesan shavings.
Image Source: Brasserie Quartier
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