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Turnip or Kohlrabi Risotto (Risotto alle Rape) – Stefan’s Gourmand Weblog

Risotto alle Rape is an easy risotto that’s ready with turnips in Italy, however can simply as simply be ready with kohlrabi (which is a detailed relative with a really related taste). As all the time with risotto, the standard is set by the inventory. So make your individual inventory for greatest outcomes. That takes a little bit of time, however solely a bit of work and it’s straightforward. You’ll be able to maintain it vegetarian by utilizing vegetable inventory, or make it a bit extra wealthy by utilizing rooster inventory. The diced turnips needs to be tender however agency to the chew. To make use of all of their taste within the risotto, I blanch the turnips within the inventory that can be used for the risotto. Any taste that leaks out of the turnips will thus find yourself within the risotto anyway.


For two massive or 3 medium servings

  • 400 grams (.9 lbs) kolhrabi or turnip, weight after peeling
  • 200 grams (1 cup) risotto rice, I want carnaroli
  • 750 ml (3 cups) selfmade vegetable inventory or selfmade rooster inventory
  • 1 small onion (or 1/2 medium onion), minced
  • 80 ml (1/3 cup) dry white wine
  • 3 Tbsp butter, divided
  • 1 Tbsp minced contemporary flat leaf parsley
  • freshly grated parmigiano reggiano
  • salt


Peel and cube the turnips.

Convey the inventory to a boil in a saucepan and blanch the turnips within the inventory till tender however agency to the chew, about 10 minutes.

Take the turnips out of the inventory with a strainer, and reserve. Maintain the inventory scorching however not boiling.

Whereas the turnip is simmering, soften 2 tablespoons of butter in a large thick-bottomed low pan. Add the onions, and stir over low to medium warmth till the onions have softened and are barely golden, 5 to 10 minutes.

Add the rice.

Toast the rice over medium warmth till the rice is roofed with butter and scorching.

Add the white wine.

Stir till the wine has been absorbed, then add a ladle of scorching inventory. Season with salt.

Stir till the inventory has been absorbed, then add one other ladle of inventory. Regulate the temperature such that the rice retains simmering. Maintain stirring and including inventory till the rice is nearly tender. In the event you run out of inventory, swap to scorching water.

When the rice is nearly tender…

…add the reserved turnips…

…and a remaining ladle of inventory.

Stir to include.

Flip off the warmth. Add a handful of freshly grated parmigiano and the remaining tablespoon of butter in items.

Stir till the butter and cheese have melted; that is referred to as mantecare. Style and regulate the seasoning with salt if wanted. Enable to relaxation for a few minutes.

Add a lot of the parsley and stir to include.

Serve on preheated plates, garnished with the remaining parsley.


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