In Honor of a Healthy St. Patrick's Day—Irish Oatmeal Risotto

Friday, March 16, 2012
Irish Oatmeal Risotto Served Up on Livliga
A meal that could be served in an Irish Pub...on Livliga's Vivente pattern, of course!

I was watching the Today Show and was intrigued with an Irish meal that was being presented on the show. I was particularly intrigued with the risotto recipe...the chef makes it with steel cut oats! Innovative and very healthy. Here is the recipe-

Recipe: Irish oatmeal risotto
by Chef Catherine Fulvio

Irish Oatmeal Risotto
This risotto is made with steel cut oats

    •    2 tbsp rapeseed (canola) oil
    •    1 tbsp butter
    •    4 scallions, sliced, including green
    •    1 large carrot, grated
    •    1 large garlic clove
    •    1 tbsp chopped thyme
    •    Zest of 1/2 orange
    •    1 1/2 cups pin head (steel cut) oatmeal
    •    3/4 cup white wine
    •    6 1/3 cups chicken stock, heated to simmering
    •    1/3 Desmond cheese (if not available, use Parmesan), freshly grated

Heat a large heavy saucepan and add the oil and butter. When the butter is foaming, turn the heat to low, add the scallions, thyme and grated carrot and cook for 4 minutes until beginning to soften. Add the garlic and oatmeal, and cook for a few minutes. Add the wine and simmer for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Reduce heat and add the stock a ladleful at a time, stirring constantly until each ladleful is absorbed. The oatmeal should be creamy but firm to the bite. Remove from heat and stir in the Parmesan cheese and orange zest. Season with salt and pepper to taste. 

Serves 4.

Looks good, doesn't it? 

Irish Oatmeal Risotto Served Up in a Livliga bowl
The end result is rich and creamy with a pot-of-gold flavor!

The entire meal also included -

Fillet of beef with whiskey glaze sauce and 

Sautéed garlic spinach puree


Happy St. Patrick's Day! 

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