Risotto with Dried Porcini Mushrooms

Several years back, I posted a recipe for “Farroto.” Where has the time gone?   Back in 2014, I was very smitten with the ancient grain of farro, and substituted it in rice dishes whenever I could. I loved the crunch of it and the nutty flavor. However, recently I’ve had the desire to return to … Continue reading

Aunt Addie’s Rice Croquettes

  When I let “food nostalgia” get the better of me, I am usually transported back in time to a scene where someone dear to me, such as an aunt or grandmother or close family friend, is cooking a particular dish that is their specialty. I fondly remember the person, the taste and the smell … Continue reading

Ann’s Rice Pudding

This recipe for rice pudding is very special to me, as you can see that by the way I cherish (yes, cherish) the three copies of the recipe that I have in my possession. One is in my mom’s handwriting and is very worn and stained from fifty years of use. One is in Ann’s … Continue reading

Farrotto with Asparagus and Peas

Are you wondering what “farrotto” is?  I’m not sure if this is a correct culinary term, but this is what I call risotto made with farro instead of rice.  I certainly don’t want to take credit for this term, as I’m sure I saw it on a menu somewhere.  I’m just not that clever!  But … Continue reading

Baked Rice and Mozzarella Pie

As mentioned in my last post, this Baked Rice and Mozzarella Pie recipe was the side dish that always accompanied chicken or veal parmigiana (see last week’s post) in my family growing up.  It might seem like too much cheese or too much sauce to you for one meal, but believe me, it works.  That being … Continue reading