Got a boring entree? Risotto to the rescue


* Item: Alessi Risotto

* WHat you get: 4 servings

* Cost: About $2

* Preparation time: About 25 minutes on stove top

* Review: You can't get this imported risotto just anywhere (Eddie's of Roland Park and Graul's Market carry it), but it's worth a special trip. Inside the unassuming, foil-lined, brown paper pouch is a rich arborio rice mix that cooks easily and tastes fresh. We sampled the risotto con funghi porcini and were treated to a creamy short-grain rice dotted with slivers of porcini mushrooms. Other blends include tomato and Milanese (featuring saffron and Romano cheese). Jazz up any boring entree with this Northern Italian side dish.

Pub Date: 3/11/98

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