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Can We Trust Any Risotto In Restaurants?

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#1 Firuze

 
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Posted 11 December 2012 - 02:15 PM

Hello,

I used to love risotto in restaurants before my diagnosis. Do you know if it is definite that any risotto is gluten free?
I am afraid they might have cream that is not gluten-free.
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Posted 11 December 2012 - 02:18 PM

Cream is dairy. I have never seen it with gluten in it.

However, you never know what might be in the risotto recipe. the only way to know for sure, would be to ask and hope they give you a good answer.
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Posted 11 December 2012 - 02:19 PM

I wouldn't, but thats just me. Its more of a CC issue in those types of places than it is an actual gluten problem. Though it is possible that they could use flour to thicken the sauce.
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Posted 11 December 2012 - 02:27 PM

The only way to know is to ask. There is no blanket-type answer, really.
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Posted 11 December 2012 - 03:19 PM

I have yet to see any risotto recipe that used flour, or called for something that was likely to contain wheat.
But that's not to say that you couldn't use a wheat containing ingredient (say, the Organic Swanson's Chicken Broth when the recipe calls for stock).
Nor is it to say that there couldn't be a cross contamination issue in a shared facility, like any.

Like ANYTHING, you cannot categorize an entire TYPE of food as gluten free.
As with any dish at any restaurant, call ahead and ask!
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Posted 11 December 2012 - 03:24 PM

Traditional risotto never contains flour. There is absolutely no need. I make risotto OFTEN. However, the broths are in question. Here in Canada there are some that do contain gluten. I make my own stocks. If restaurants make their own (and good ones will) risotto can indeed be safe. The key word is can. As mentioned above, always ask. If you want great risotto recipes (risotto is easy to make at home) just ask. I have tons and tons.

Risotto usually contains:

- arborio rice (never plain white rice)
- butter and/or olive oil
- shallots
- white (or red) wine
- stock
- fresh herbs
- S and P
- cheese (Parmesan or Pecorino usually)
- and the very odd time, a touch of cream

I often make mine using dried mushrooms which I reconstitute in Sherry or Port. The resulting mushroom "stock" gets added, too.
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Posted 11 December 2012 - 03:45 PM

I have heard, however, of an "epic debate" amongst the different culinary backgrounds in Italy when it comes to risotto - some say butter, some say bone marrow! I've always used butter or oil, because I'm lazy. :)
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Posted 11 December 2012 - 04:08 PM

I have heard, however, of an "epic debate" amongst the different culinary backgrounds in Italy when it comes to risotto - some say butter, some say bone marrow! I've always used butter or oil, because I'm lazy. :)

Yes, that's true! I've done it with both at the same time - quite decadent and rich to say the least. ^_^
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Posted 12 December 2012 - 06:44 AM

It is more clear to me now, thank you for your comments.

I will always ask beforehead accordingly.

@love2travel, it would be great if you can share risotto recepies, I am a huge fan :)
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Posted 12 December 2012 - 10:59 AM

It is more clear to me now, thank you for your comments.

I will always ask beforehead accordingly.

@love2travel, it would be great if you can share risotto recepies, I am a huge fan :)

I don't blame you - I am, too. Risotto is one of my favourite things.
http://wednesdaychef...panisses-b.html
http://www.foodnetwo...cipe/index.html
http://www.greedygou...-bacon-risotto/
http://blackgarlic.c...-garlic-risotto - one of my very favourites (if you can find/make black garlic)
http://www.foodandwi...hroom-marmalade
http://www.finecooki...a_milanese.aspx
http://www.amingling...sotto-with.html
http://www.chow.com/...seafood-risotto
http://www.seriousea...lla-recipe.html
http://leitesculinar...ulinaria/8pw1xs

Hope these help inspire you! :)
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Posted 12 December 2012 - 01:09 PM

Absolutely inspiring!! Thank you again!
I will check around for black garlic:)

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