Today is going to be extraordinary for once. Risotto with pears, blue cheese and walnuts, prepared with the noble Carnaroli rice. Risotto is one of the royal classes of Italian cuisine and has its origins in northern Italy. It is characterized by its creamy consistency and its ability to perfectly absorb the flavors of the ingredients. A crucial role in the preparation of a great risotto is the choice of rice variety.
Carnaroli rice, also known as the “king of rice”, is one of the best rice varieties for risotto. It is characterized by its ability to absorb a lot of liquid without losing its shape. This gives the risotto a particularly creamy consistency. In addition to Carnaroli, there are other popular risotto rice varieties such as Arborio and Vialone Nano, each with its own specific characteristics.
The combination of sweet pears, tangy blue cheese and crunchy walnuts with the creamy risotto is a real treat for the palate. Each component adds to the harmony of this dish and gives it a balanced flavor palette.
I love trying out new flavor compositions. In this risotto, we completely omitted the usual parmesan and replaced it with blue cheese. A real treat and simply something different!