I hate recipes.

For whatever reason (stubbornness has been suggested fairly often), I usually don’t follow recipes.

However, this sweet potato risotto recipe from Real Simple magazine turns out most excellent, and I follow it almost every time:

Serves 4| Hands-On Time: 40m | Total Time: 40m

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • kosher salt and black pepper
  • 2 small sweet potatoes (about 1 pound), cut into 1/4-inch pieces
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 cup Arborio rice
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan (2 ounces)
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh oregano

Directions

  1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until soft, 3 to 5 minutes.
  2. Add the sweet potatoes and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, for 1 minute.
  3. Add the rice and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Add the wine and cook, stirring frequently, until absorbed.
  4. Measure 3½ cups of water. Add ¾ cup at a time and cook, stirring occasionally and waiting until each addition is absorbed before adding the next. It should take 25 to 30 minutes for all the water to be absorbed.
  5. Stir in the Parmesan and oregano.

It’s a nice dish to focus on making, because it gives you a lot of time to think while the potatoes and rice cook!

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2 Responses to I hate recipes.

  1. K. Murphy says:

    mmmmm…. I”m adding this one to my repertoire.

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