18 Set Pomegranate
Autumn: in the garden is the time of pomegranate!
Now is its moment of glory, when hanging from its branches rose-red fruits that look like large apples from the romantic winter colors in the middle of a beautifully golden foliage. It ‘a historical presence, a good omen because symbol of fertility. In fact always admired for the color of its flowers, the beauty and goodness of its fruit – the juice of which can become a refined ingredient in the kitchen.
Risotto with robiola cheese and pomegranate seeds
Finely chop the shallot and let it brown in a little oil: add the rice and let it roast on the stove for about 5 minutes, stirring frequently to prevent sticking to the pan.
Pour the first ladle of broth: let the rice absorb the liquid and add gradually until you finish the broth. Cook rice over low heat, stirring often. When almost cooked, prepare the creaming: Add the butter to the rice and the fresh Robiola. Stir and mix well, adding the grated cheese.
During cooking the rice prepared pomegranate juice: clean two pomegranates and pass their seeds in a blender and you will get its juice. Do it thicken by putting it in a saucepan with a teaspoon of butter and making it boil for a few minutes with a bay leaf.
Clean the third pomegranate and set aside to decorate the rice grains. Serve the risotto on the plates and each put a tablespoon of pomegranate sauce and sprinkle on a tablespoon of rice grains.