I love rice… more than I love pasta… shuuuu don’t tell my boyfriend 🙂 Don’t take me wrong, I also love pasta. But a girls can have his preferences, isn’t it? This “rice gene” comes from my dad… we’re the ones crazy for rice in the family… my mum plays with my boyfriend for the pasta team 🙂 Ask my dad what he wants to eat as a side dish and the answer will always be: rice!
But now ,with an Italian at home, I have to adapt my rice taste and, of course, the risotto had show up. Back home, risotto was something we would have when dinning out but now I started cooking it and I’m addicted 🙂 we have a lot of dishes that are rice based and even the ingredients end up being the same. But it’s not the same kind of rice and we don’t cook it the same way. I’m guessing that why they are not called risotto dishes 😉
I found that you can also invent a lot with risotto and this seafood risotto one of my favourite combinations. I used the packs of seafood mixture that we can find in any supermarket. It can be done with fresh seafood but this way, honestly, if you add the right flavours it comes as good and it’s more economical.