Thursday, November 06, 2008
Butternut squash risotto
Tim's working from home today, and I decided to experiment again with the pressure cooker (aka my new best friend!). I love risotto, but standing in front of the stove babysitting it for 30 - 45 minutes is not my idea of fun. But in the pressure cooker? 90 seconds to cook the squash. 6 minutes for the risotto. And the result is one that any restaurant would be proud of!
In response to Aron's question about if you need something special to do pressure cooking -- yes, you need an actual pressure cooker. I got a 6 quart Fagor Duo pressure cooker from The Veggie Queen's website (I put a link to her site in my "Finding my cooking groove" post) and I love it.
I'm beginning to understand why Tracy says she loves her pressure cooker so much. Yep, I think I'm becoming a believer.