Thursday, February 17, 2011


Okay - I am really beginning to get pissed off now. First I had an interview all typed out which took me a half hour; then I had a recipe that took me 20 minutes and BOTH times the freakin post disappeared! I am not even going to try and ramble on now. I am just going to type and hit post as fast as humanly possible and if it happens again...then I am not going to post for the rest of the day. Sorry. Lol.
Anyways...enough of my ranting and:
Bon Appetit!

Roasted Cauliflower Risotto with Canadian Parmesan
This recipe makes 4 servings.
Each serving has 351 calories.

1 head cauliflower (about 2lb/1 kg)
3 cloves garlic
3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 tsp salt
1-1/4 cups vegetable or chicken broth
1 large shallot, minced
1 cup arborio rice
1/4 cup dried white wine
1/3 cup grated Canadian Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

Trim cauliflower; cut into florets. In large bowl, toss together cauliflower, garlic, 2 tbsp (25 mL) of the oil and 1/4 tsp (1 mL) of the salt. Roast on greased baking sheet in 400°F (200°C) oven until golden and tender, 35 to 45 minutes. Mash garlic with fork.

Meanwhile, in small saucepan, bring broth and close to 2 cups (425 mL) water to boil; reduce heat to low and keep warm.
In large saucepan, heat remaining oil over medium heat; cook shallot and remaining salt, stirring occasionally, until golden, about 3 minutes.
Add rice, stirring to coat and toast grains. Add wine; cook, stirring, until no liquid remains, about 1 minute.

Add broth mixture, 1/2 cup (125 mL) at a time and stirring after each addition until most of the liquid is absorbed before adding more, 18 to 20 minutes in total. (Rice should be loose, creamy but not mushy, and still slightly firm in centre of kernel.) Stir in cauliflower, garlic, cheese and parsley.
For a really creamy risotto, stir in cubes of Canadian Brie or Camembert instead.

Okay. I really hope that this doesn't freeze on me again. Or I might cry.
So give this a shot and let me know what you guys think! :)


(Source: Canadian Living & Google Images)

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