Cheap and Easy Dorm Recipe: South-Western Risotto
by Gino Fanelli | published Sep. 10th, 2014
1 cup Arborio rice
1 red bell pepper, diced
1 yellow onion, diced
½ serrano chili pepper, minced
Black pepper to taste
Salt to taste
Chili powder to taste
Meat of choice (optional)
1. Cook your rice as the box says. Although Arborio rice is more expensive than regular rice, it creates a richer, tastier dish. Also, it takes a hell of a lot longer to cook. If you have some white wine lying around, compensate for some water with that.
2. While the rice is cooking, fry up the peppers and onions. This would also be the time to toss in whatever meat you want to add.
3. Once the rice has absorbed all of the water
4. Stir, stir, taste and stir. When it tastes as spicy, salty and tasty as you want, it's ready to serve.
What's wonderful about this recipe is there are no set ingredients. Want to add broccoli in there? Knock yourself out. Cheese? Go ahead. Apples? I sort of don't want to hang out with you, but sure, go for it. It also can be frozen and thawed without much flavor being lost.