Dirty Rice Risotto (For Arancini)

Ingredients

  • 6 cups hot water

  • 2 cups arborio rice

  • 1 cup sweet onion, finely diced

  • 1 cup poblano pepper, finely diced

  • 1 cup pecorino romano, grated

  • 3/4 cup white wine

  • 1- 2 ounce can anchovies including oil

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • 1 tablespoon fresh garlic, chopped

  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste

  • 1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce

  • 2 teaspoons sweet smoked paprika

  • 2 teaspoons black pepper

  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt

Directions

  • In a dutch oven preheat olive oil on medium heat. Add onions and peppers, cook 3 to 4 minutes, add garlic, cook additional 1 minute. Add anchovies and mash until dissolved.

  • Add tomato paste, cook another 2 minutes. Add rice and coat well with sauce mixture.

  • Saute about 1 minute. Add worcestershire, paprika,, salt and pepper. Add wine, stirring well, cook until mostly absorbed.

  • Add water one cup at a time, stirring well and occasionally until absorbed. Continue adding water one cup at a time until you are done, stirring frequently.

  • Add butter and cheese, stir well. Serves 8 people.

Dirk FucikRice