Butler prepared them a meal. Nothing fancy. Vegetarian spring rolls, followed by mushroom risotto with creme caramel to finish. Mulch opted for a bucket of diced worms and beetles, sauteed in a rainwater and moss vinaigrette.
-Artemis Fowl and The Eternity Code, Eoin Colfer
I’ve never been much of a risotto fan. Having ordered it in restaurants before, I often left half of it behind, and kind of grimaced as I ate my way through the first bit. I guess it just took the right recipe to make me enjoy it. And the head-smacking moment hours later, when I realised I cracked open and poured in a $30 bottle of wine…
I’m hearing crickets.
It’s a good thing it was so damn good, otherwise I would’ve been mortified at wasting perfect drinking wine. I’m going to tell myself that it made all the difference to the taste to make myself feel better (Bryt, you numbnut). But I’ll tell you that any cheap wine will do. The $4.90 bottle on the shelf, for example. Like I should have done in the first place.
I’ve cut down the recipe to make 2 servings, but they were pretty ample sized servings. A meal and a snack came out of it. Up the measurements if you need, the original recipe was double the amount.