Monday, July 16, 2012

A Lovely Broken Spaghetti Risotto for Presto Pasta Nights

Some recipes just fly off the page... or screen... and stay in your head for days before putting it together.   Some need to be recreated exactly as seen.  Others, like this one are great as a stand alone (the original recipe is on, but equally wonderful all dressed up.

Traditional risottos are made with Arborio rice, perfect for absorbing flavorful liquids, but thin spaghetti broken into 1 inch pieces, makes a wonderful base....kind of reminds me of  ... cue music...Rice O Roni...that San Francisco treat.

My addition of fresh purple kale, Barilla whole wheat pasta,  and a couple of pinches of Zaatar (mine from Epices de Cru) makes it a wonderfully heathy and flavorful option.

Since I'm hosting  Presto Pasta Night this week, I thought I'd spark your pasta creativity... What's your favorite additions to some basic pasta?  Or do you like to find a new recipe, and stick to it?  Or... do you have a wonderful favorite you make over and over?    Whatever your choice, I hope you share it with us this week.  Just write about it, mention Presto Pasta Nights and send me an email - ruth (at) 4everykitchen (dot) com.  

If you'd like to host a PPN Roundup. Just drop me a line to pick a date. July 27 which is next week! as well as August 24 and beyond are available.  It's never to early to sign up and join the fun! 


Joanne said...

I suppose if you can turn orzo into risotto, why not just about any shape! Great dish!

pooja said...

A Lovely Broken Spaghetti Risotto for Presto Pasta Nights
this is a great post.thanks

Hilda said...

what a great idea! i have never tried making risotto out of pasta. My little girl will love this she's a big fan of pasta :-)