Leek& Bacon Risotto ریزوتو تره فرنگی و بیکن

Risotto or as we write it in Farsi: ریزوتو – ریسوتو – رسوتو is a kind of Italian rice dish. The type of rice in making Risoto is a sort of short-grain. Most common rice in making risotto are: Carnaroli, Aroborio, Vialone, … . This kind of rice with high starch content cause a sticky rice.

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In my previous posts I have shared my pumpkin risotto and Venison sausages risotto. Today I cooked Leek and bacon risotto with Gorgonzola cheese.

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Ingredients

  • 200g Arborio risotto rice
  • 350 leek, finely sliced
  • 7 slices of bacon, chopped
  • 3 cubes of vegetable stock
  • 1 litre hot water
  • 30g butter
  • Handful chopped walnuts
  • 70g Gorgonzola cheese or Stilton cheese, crumbled
  • 3tbs Olive oil
  • flaked chilli pepper

Method
Add vegetable stocks to 1 litre of hot water and allow the cubes are dissolved.

Heat the oil in a pan and cook the chopped bacon until it’s fried and cooked. Remove it from the pan and Set aside.

Place the same pan with risotto rice and chopped leeks on the medium heat. Add a ladle of vegetable stock and stirring until absorbed, then repeat the process with adding other ladle of stock. Stir until the stock has been absorbed, then add another ladle of stock, keep adding stock and stirring until the rice is cooked. It will take about 25 minutes.

Once rice is cooked, remove from the heat and stir in flaked chilli, bacon, crumbled cheese and butter.Cover the pot with a lid and set aside for 5 minutes, until butter and cheese melted. Top it with toasted walnuts.

ریزوتو تره فرنگی و بیکن

ریزوتو در فارسی با نامهای مختلفی مثل ریسوتو و رسوتو هم خونده میشه . ریزوتو یک غذای برنجی معروف از کشور ایتالیا هست. پایه اصلی این غذا برنج هست ولی نه هر نوع برنجی. برنج هایی که برای پخت ریسوتو بکار میره برنجی هست با دانه‌های کوتاهچاق و درشت که به دلیل داشتن نشاسته آمیلوبکتین – برنج بعد از پخت حالت چسبناک داره.

Aroborio- Camaroki- Vialone- Balod از برنج های معروف که برای پخت ریزوتو بکار میره میشه  َاشاره کرد.

ریسوتو انواع مختلفی داره که از ترکیب برنج با پینریا خامه با سبزیجات و یا با گوشت درست میشه. طرز تهیه ی ریسوتو هم فوق‌العاده آسونه و در نیم ساعت درست میشه فقط طرز پختش روش خاص خودش رو داره که می بایست رعایت بشه. من تا بحال ریسوتو کدو حلوایی و ریزوتو با گوشت گوزن وحشی رو به اشتراک گذاشتم. امروز ریزوتو با تره فرنگی و بیکن گوساله درست کردم.

مواد لازم

دویست گرم برنج

سیصدوپنجاه گرم تره فرنگی

پنج ورقه بیکن گوساله خرد شده

سه عدد عصاره سبزیجات

یک لیتر آب گرم

بیست و پنج گرم کره

به اندازه یک مشت گردوی خرد و تست شده

هفتتاد گرم پنیررگه آبی یا پنیر گورگانزولا

سه ق غ روغن زیتون

فلفل خشک به میزان لازم

روغن را در تابه گرم گرده و بیکن خرد شده را سرخ کرده وکنار بگذارید.

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عصاره سبزیجات را با یک لیتر آب گرم مخلوط کرده و هم بزنید تا کاملن قرص عصاره حل شود.داخل همان ظرفی که بیکن سرخ شده برنج و تره خرد شده را بریزید. قابلمه را روی حرارت ملایم قرار دهید . حالا یک ملاقه از آب عصاره را روی برنج ریخته و کمی هم بزنید تا عصاره به خورد برنج رود. دوباره یک ملاقه ی دیگراز عصاره را روی برنج بریزید. و باز هم بزنید. این کار را باید مرتب انجام دهید تا برنج پخته و تمام عصاره به خورد برنج برود.

کل مرحله پخت ریزوتو بین ۲۵۲۰ دقییقه طول خواهد کشید.

وقتی برنج پخت قابلمه را از روی حرارت بردارید. بیکن سرخ شدهپنیر خرد شدهکره و فلفل خشک را روی برنح ریخته و در قابلمه را بگذارید تا ۵ دقیقه بماند و پنیر و کره حل شوند. سپس برنج را به آرامی یک هم کوچک بزنید تا بیکن و پنیر و کره آب شده کاملن با برنج مخلوط شود.

زمان سرو کمی گردوی تست شده روی ریزوتو ریخته و سرو کنید

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Leek  & Bacon Risotto

Ingredients

  • 200g Arborio risotto rice
  • 350 leek, finely sliced
  • 7 slices of bacon, chopped
  • 3 cubes of vegetable stock
  • 1 litre hot water
  • 30g butter
  • Handful chopped walnuts
  • 70g Gorgonzola cheese or Stilton cheese, crumbled
  • 3tbs Olive oil
  • flaked chilli pepper

Method
Add vegetable stocks to 1 litre of hot water and allow the cubes are dissolved. Heat the oil in a pan and cook the chopped bacon until it’s fried and cooked. Remove it from the pan and Set aside.

Place the same pan with risotto rice and chopped leeks on the medium heat. Add a ladle of vegetable stock and stirring until absorbed, then repeat the process with adding other ladle of stock. Stir until the stock has been absorbed, then add another ladle of stock, keep adding stock and stirring until the rice is cooked. It will take about 25 minutes.

Once rice is cooked, remove from the heat and stir in flaked chilli, bacon, crumbled cheese and butter. Cover the pot with a lid and set aside for 5 minutes, until butter and cheese melted. Top it with toasted walnuts.

Ash Doogh (Azerbaijani Dovga Soup)

Today I made Aash-e doogh (dovga aashi). Maybe you ask what is Aash? In Iranian cuisine  there are two kinds of  liquid food.  Aash is a thick soup and exactly like soup made with variation of vegetables, or noodles,, stocks and spices. This dish is spelling: Ash, aash, aush, ashe. But soup is a thin and light liquid food, served warm and made by combining vegetables with stock, spices,…

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My aash today   is called Ash-e doogh  in Persian language and is called  Dovga Ashi or Ayran ashi in Azerbaijani . There are different recipes for this aash, and this is Ardebili version of Ash-e Doogh.

It is a super delicious, healthy nutritious and pleasantly refreshing and tangy yogurt soup that is called Dovgha aashi or yogurt based soup.

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You can have dovga ashi any time of the year : as a warm soup in the winter time or as a refreshing cold soup in hot summer time.

Yogurt Aash made from plain yogurt and water with, fresh and aromatic herbs such as coriander, parsley, dill, mint, chives directly from grocery  and tender cooked chickpeas or white beans. 

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You may have this meal as a starter or as a main course with hot fresh bread. Traditionally it is served in large bowls called ‘ kaaseh’ and in smaller bowls called ‘ peyyaleh’.

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This beautiful super tasty aash with fresh herbs is  popular in Iran, specially in NW of country in ancient city of Ardebil which is located in Azerbaijani part of Iran .

Ardebil is known for it’s trade in honey and carpet. Also, Twenty two sites in Iran are inscribed by the UNESCO on the list of the Worlds Heritage sites. One of them is located in Ardebil.

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Ingredients

  • 2 kg plain yogurt
  • 1 litre water
  • 1 egg
  • 1 ½ cups cooked chickpeas or white beans
  • 1 cup rice, washed
  • 150 g ground beef or lamb
  • 1 onion, grated
  • 2 bunches of coriander
  • 2 bunches of parsley
  • 2 bunches of dill
  • 2 bunches of chives or green part of spring onions
  • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • 3 cloves of garlic, grated
  • 1 tsp dried mint
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Vegetable oil

 

 

How to make it?????

Herbs  would be chopped , washed and drained on a colander. Mix ground meat with grated onion, add some salt-pepper and make small meat balls and set aside.

Now, in a large pot add yogurt and whisk it until smooth. Then crack the egg in a bowl, beat it and add beaten egg, washed rice and flour to the yogurt and combine together.

Next add water into the pot and mix until you have a smooth yogurt based liquid ( if you like to have a thin soup, simply add more water ).

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In this step, place the pot on the high heat and with a wooden spoon or spatula constantly stir until bring it to a boil ( it will take about 10-15 minutes). Keep stirring  to prevent the liquid from curdling. Once started to boil, bubbles will appear on the surface.

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Now reduce the heat. Stir in chopped herbs, chickpeas and meat balls. Give a stir and allow to cook for 20 minutes until meat balls and rice cooked.

 

Then remove from the heat and add grated garlic, salt and dried mint, stir for 2-3 minutes and aash is ready. In some recipes, you may fry dried mint in a little oil and garnish the soup too.’
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Ash Doogh (Azerbaijani Dovga Soup)

Ingredients

2 kg plain yogurt

1 litre water

1 egg

1 ½ cups cooked chickpeas or white beans

1 cup rice, washed

150 g ground beef or lamb

1 onion, grated

2 bunches of coriander

2 bunches of parsley

2 bunches of dill

2 bunches of chives or green part of spring onions

2 tbsp plain flour

3 cloves of garlic, grated

1 tsp dried mint

Salt and black pepper to taste

Vegetable oil

How to make it?????

Herbs chopped , washed and drained on a colander. Mix ground meat with grated onion, add some salt-pepper and make small meat balls and set aside.

Now, in a large pot add yogurt and whisk it until smooth. Then crack the egg in a bowl, beat it and add beaten egg, washed rice and flour to the yogurt and combine together. Next add water into the pot and mix until you have a smooth yogurt based liquid ( if you like to have a thin soup, simply add more water ).

In this step, place the pot on the high heat and with a wooden spoon or spatula constantly stir until bring it to a boil ( it will take about 10-15 minutes). Keep stirring because to prevent the liquid from curdling.

Once it started to boil, reduce the heat. Stir in chopped herbs, chickpeas and meat balls. Give a stir and allow to cook for 20 minutes until meat balls and rice cooked, then remove from the heat and add grated garlic and dried mint.

In some recipes, you may fry dried mint in a little oil and garnish the soup too.’

 

 

Roses Carrot- Zucchini Tart

This colourful tart will get all attention at a party. I love the contrast between colours in this dish.

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Ingredients

  • 1 puff pastry sheet
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 large green zucchini
  • 6 orange- purple and yellow carrots
  • 350g ricotta cheese
  • 100g mozzarella cheese or Feta cheese
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg powder
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp dried mint or oregano
  • Salt to taste

How to make it?????

we need a tart pan. Now unfold puff pastry, just big enough to cover the pan. Trim the excess. Place a piece of parchment paper in as shown. Place some beans on it, in order to avoid moving the paper.

Place it in the oven and allow to bake on 200C degree for 15-20 minutes. Once it is baked, let it cool down.

 

Now, in a large bowl whisk the eggs, then add ricotta and mozzarella cheese, dried herb, nutmeg, pepper, salt and mix all ingredients well together.

Preheat the oven to 200C degree. Slice zucchinis and carrots lengthwise and very thin.

Now, spread the cheese mixture in the baked puff pastry. Now we are going to make rose shape rolls. So for making a rose shape roll you would need 3 slices of zucchini or carrot Then take one slice of zucchini or carrot and roll it. Take second slice and rolling around the first one.

Place each one of the rose buds among the cheese mixture. Carry on with remaining of the ingredients and repeat the process and place each one next to the other one.

Once you finished rolling , spray some vegetable oil on rolled vegetables. Transfer the tart pan into the oven and allow to bake for 45- 50 minutes.

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My Persian Cat

I have a lovely lovely cat, super cute. His name is Malus which means super cute in Farsi. He is 6 years old and so kind, friendly and peaceful.

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He is just a gorgeous and clever creature. Every morning, he wakes me up, and  if i ignore him, I will receive several punches.

I take him out for daily walking, yes do not be surprised,  i take him with a lead  for a walk and he loves to visit neighbours and jump top of the walls or sitting for hours and hours on the wooden fence of our garden and staring.

He is just an amazing company that i never get tired of being with him.

When we go out and leave him alone at home, when we get back he just runs and come to us, like a human baby.

He  loves a lot sticks and flies. He is a good hunter. He never ever scratch you .

 

When i take him out for  his daily walk, and  people see a cat with a lead being walk  like a dog , they are  just surprised and  ask me is it a dog or cat? oh we thought it is dog!!!

Oh how friendly, what a lovely cat,may i touch him, and i say , sure , of course you can.

He has a very soft and silky hair. He loves to be brushed everyday.

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I love him so much, and I just wanted to introduce him to the  world.

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Bulgur Kofte

Bulgur kofte or bulgur  balls are suitable dish for vegetarians. These lovely bulgur balls or kofte are gorgeous and yummy. This is one of quick and hearty dishes you can try.

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups bulgur
  • 2 cups boiled water
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbps tomato paste
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Olive oil

Ingredients for saucepan

  • 2 clove garlic, grated
  • 1 ½ tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 tbsp pomegranate molasses
  • Handful fresh or dried parsley
  • Salt and pepper to taste

 

How to make it??

In a bowl with bulgur, add 2 cups of boiled water, mix together and cover the bowl with a lid and set aside for 15 minutes.

After 15 minutes, add egg, flour, tomato paste, cumin powder, paprika, and season with salt and pepper.

Mix together and then add 1/3 cup water to the bulgur mixture and combine all ingredients together very well. As you squeeze more, the texture of kofte would be better.

Grease your hands with oil and start to make small balls or kofte.

Now, we prepare the sauce. Heat the oil in a saucepan and add grated garlic, fry couple of minutes. Then add cumin, paprika, salt, pepper, tomato paste, pomegranate molasses to the garlic, sauté for a minute. Sauce is ready.

At this point, add some water and 1tsp salt to a pot and bring it to a boil, then add all kofte into the boiled water.You would see all kofte will sit at the bottom of the pot and once they are cooked and ready, will come to the surface of the boiled water.

At this point collect all of cooked kofte and add them into the sauce pan. Gently mix all together . Serve it in a plate topped with chopped parsley.

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Bulgur Kofte

Ingredients

2 cups bulgur

2 cups boiled water

1 cup all purpose flour

1 egg

1 tbps tomato paste

1 tsp cumin powder

1 tsp paprika

Salt and pepper to taste

Olive oil

Ingredients for saucepan

2 clove garlic, grated

1 ½ tsp cumin powder

1 tsp paprika

2 tbsp olive oil

1 tbsp tomato paste

2 tbsp pomegranate molasses

Handful fresh or dried parsley

Salt and pepper to taste

How to make it??

In a bowl with bulgur, add 2 cups of boiled water, mix together and cover the bowl with a lid and set aside for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, add egg, flour, tomato paste, cumin powder, paprika, and season with salt and pepper. Mix together and then add 1/3 cup water to the bulgur mixture and combine all ingredients together very well. As you squeeze more, the texture of kofte would be better.

Grease your hands with oil and start to make small balls or kofte.

Now, we prepare the sauce. Heat the oil in a saucepan and add grated garlic, fry couple of minutes. Then add cumin, paprika, salt, pepper, tomato paste, pomegranate molasses to the garlic, sauté for a minute. Sauce is ready.  At this point, add some water and 1tsp salt to a pot and bring it to a boil, then add all kofte into the boiled water.You would see all kofte will sit at the bottom of the pot and once they are cooked and ready, will come to the surface of the boiled water. At this point collect all of cooked kofte and add them into the sauce pan. Gently mix all together . Serve it in a plate topped with chopped parsley.

Potato and Rice Pilaf

This is a fantastic dish recipe for potato and Persian rice. It might be served as main course or as side dish. This meal can be vegetarian as well. For making this dish use a kind of potato that stand up to the cooking time.

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Other thing is about main ingredient that is rice. Good quality rice is very important matter. In today dish I used Persian smoked rice (berenj-e doodi) that is long grain with high quality and just superb aroma.

So if you are interested you can follow my easy peasy potato rice recipe with yogurt.

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups Persian smoked rice
  • 3 potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbps butter

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Method

Wash the rice two times. Add rice in the rice cooker with enough water to cook, also add salt, potatoes and butter.

Serve the rice hot with yogurt. You can have plain yogurt or mixture of yogurt with chopped cucumber or r of yogurt with beetroot powder.

 

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Chocolate dipped Orange peel- dates and raisins

Anytime I make a dish, desert or jam with orange, it brings amazing beautiful bright coloعr and warm perfume into all kind of my recipes. Orange peel or fruit in sugar syrup is popular in Middle East. but they are not jam. Because It is crystallized fruit or a pieces of peel that are cooked and preserved in sugar syrup.

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Ingredients:

3 oranges

350 g Sugar

8 dates

3 tbsp large yellow raisin

1 cinnamon stick ( or 1tbsp ground cinnamon)

1 star anise

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

5 cardamom pods

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Method

Wash oranges well. cut off tops and bottoms of them. Remove skin( and white part of skin) of oranges. Cut peels into narrow or wide stripes and tiny square ones. Place orange strips in a pot. Pour cold water. Allow to simmer for 3-4 minutes. pour off boiled water. Repeat it for 3-4 times more, until bitterness of orange skin remove. pour orange skin in a colander and let it drains.

Remove cardamom skin. Grind cinnamon stick, cardamom seeds and star anise with a mortar and pestle. Then in a pot, pour your sugar, ground cardamom, star anise, cinnamon. Pour 350 ml cold water into the pan.Place it on a medium heat, and stir it time to time until sugar dissolved. Then add peels and cook it for 30 minutes. Keep your eyes open on the sugar syrup and be careful in last 5-6 minutes. Because you do not want your syrup get very thick and caramelized. If it happens, your orangettes will be very sticky.

Remove the peels from pan and lay strips on a wire rack and put also tiny square peels in a plate. Allow them to dry for few hours.

Put your chocolates in the chocolate melting bowl. When chocolates are melted, dip peels one by one into the melted chocolate. Repeat same process with all pieces of peels and raisins and let them to dry on the wire rack. You can also stuff dried date with orange peel🙂. So first remove date seed and then stuff it with a piece of orange peel.

 

They have taste of heaven🙂. Fragrance or flavor of orange makes you feel good, specially along with a good cup of tea or coffee. Also you can put either coated or uncoated in a nice box and gift it. You can store it in the fridge or in cool place for a month.

Nosh-e Jan

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طرز تهیه

پرتقال ها را شسته و سرو ته آنهارا بکنید.سپس پوست پرتقال ها را جدا کرده و به صورت خلال های نازک

مستطیل شکل,مستطیل پهن و نیز مربع های خیلی ریز خرد کنید. در یک قابلمه مقداری آب ریخته و پوست پرتقال ها را به آن اضافه نموده و بگذارید به مدت 3-4 دقیقه بجوشد. سپس آب جوشیده شده را دور ریخته و پوست پرتقال های جوشیده شده را داخل آبکش ریخته و آب سرد روی آن‌ها بریزد. مجددن پوست ها را بجوشانید. این عمل را 3-4 بار تکرار کنید تا تلخی پوست ها از بین بروند. ادویه ها شامل هل,زنجبیل و بادیان را داخل هاون ریخته و پودر کنید. سپس شکر و ادویه هارا به همراه 350 میلی لیتر آب سرد داخل قابلمه ریخته و با حرارت ملایم بگذارید شکر حل شود. سپس پوست های خلال شده را به شیره ی تهیه شده اضافه و بگذارید به مدت 30 دقیقه بجوشد. سپس قابلمه را از روی اجاق برداشته و خلال ها را دانه دانه روی سینی بچنید تا خنک و خشک شوند.

شکلات ها را در پیاله ی مخصوص آب کردن شکلات بریزید و شکلات ها آب کنید.خلال پوست پرتقال ها را یکی یکی در شکلات مذاب فرو کرده و به سینی بر گردانید تا خشک شوند.همین کار را با کشمش ها انجام دهید. شما می‌توانید همچنین خرمای خشک را با پوست پرتقال پر کنید. برای این منظور هسته ی خرما ها را در آورده و سپس یک یا دو خلال پوست پرتقال در میان خرما بگذارید. این شرینی ها طعم و عِطر فوق‌العاده‌ای دارند بخصوص اگر با یک فنجان چای یا قهوه همراه باشد.پوست پرتقال های قندی یا شکری را می‌توانید به مدت یکماه در یخچال نگه داری کنید

 

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