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Risotto 'Alla Nostrale'


  • 1 small piece of onion
  • butter
  • 1/2 cup of rice
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons of tomato paste (or 2 tablespoons of other tomato sauce)
  • grated cheese, Parmesan or Gruyere


Take onion, slice into small bits, and put into a saucepan with two tablespoons of butter. Cook until onion is browned.

Wash rice well. Put it into the saucepan with the onion, add salt and pepper, and fry until the rice is dry. Then take tomato paste, thinned with hot water, and add to the rice. Little by little add hot water until the rice is cooked through (about one cup of hot water). Then add grated cheese, 1 1/2 tablespoons of butter, and mix well over the fire, then serve.

This rice can be served alone or with fried sausages, or with cold chicken, or any left-over meat prepared in the following manner:

Take 1 1/2 tablespoons of butter in a saucepan. Cut the cold meat into slices, and add them to the butter. Fry well, then take 1 1/2 tablespoons of tomato paste, thinned in water (or 3 tablespoons tomato sauce). Add to the meat a little at a time. Simmer for one-half hour, then put into the middle of hot platter, surrounded by rice, and pour this sauce over all. Add a handful of grated Parmesan cheese to the rice.

This preparation of meat can be served with macaroni or corn-meal instead of the rice.


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