Riso: Undiscovered Rice Dishes of Northern Italy
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Riso: Undiscovered Rice Dishes of Northern Italy

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One hundred quick and simple rice recipes capturing the flavor and excitement of traditional Italian cooking

From soups and salads to risottos and desserts, Gioietta Vitale presents the best of northern Italy’s rice-based specialties. Illustrated with line drawings and filled with tips on ingredients, techniques, and even the perfect wine to go with each dish, Riso is a com...more
ebook, 140 pages
Published March 13th 2012 by Open Road Media (first published September 22nd 1992)
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Jessica N.

For some reason, I didn't realize that rice was a staple in Northern Italy. I live in Southern Italy, where pasta and pizza rule all, so it was a delightful surprise to me that Italians elsewhere have embraced a grain other than wheat. (Although I do love a good pasta dish!) So discovering this rice cookbook was a treat.
I am intrigued that the cookbook contains more than risotto recipes, though I must admit that that was the reason I picked up this book. I love a g...more
Jun 10, 2013 Sharon rated it 3 of 5 stars
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Fantastic inspiration to cook. I was so excited about Riso: Undiscovered Rice Dishes of Northern Italy. 'Riso' contains a hundred fast and easy recipes to try from appetisers to desserts. With easily accessible ingredients and an uncomplicated method of cooking, this book would be a great addition to, or begin, any collection.

I loved the recipes and looked forward to trying some out. The only downside, which to me was a big disappointment, was that there are no colour photographs which really wo...more
Although Italy is known for pasta, rice is certainly one of the staples of northern Italian cuisine, and Riso: Undiscovered Rice Dishes of Northern Italy delivers just what it promises–a book chock full of ideas on what to do with rice from appetizers to desserts.

And it goes way, way beyond just risotto, folks.

Riso contains a hundred fast and easy recipes, and from the Minestra di Riso e Spinaci (Spinach-Rice Soup) and Insalata di Riso con Piselli e Gamberetti (Rice Salad with Shrimp and Peas) t...more
DelAnne Frazee
Title: Riso - Undiscovered Rice Dishes of Northern Italy
Author:Gioietta Vitale with Lisa Lawley
Publisher: Open Road/Integrated Media
Published: 3-13-2012
Pages: 123
ISBN: 0517588560
Genre: Cooking and Wine

I grew up on a international menu of foods, but I never had an Italian flavored rice dish until a few years ago even though I personally love rice. When I saw this book offered for review by NetGalley I prayed I would be approved because I wanted to try to see if it was done...more
Here is an ebook dedicated to rice, Northern Italian rice in particular, showcasing the diversity and range of dishes that can be produced at home. Think of Italy and you probably first think of pasta and pizza, yet it is a shame that this durable, flexible ingredient is often overlooked.
A hundred different rice recipes, ranging from soups and salads to desserts are on offer, following on from a brief, yet interesting, history of rice in Italy and its immersion into the national cuisine as well...more
Fredrick Danysh
Northern Italy tends to use rice more than pasta. This work is a small collection of rice recipes that are easy to understand and follow. Covers from soup to dessert.
Jenne Kopalek
Risotto allo Champagne should tell all about this book! Filled with riso (rice) recipes from salads, soups, risotto's, and even desserts. Vitale & Lawley do a stunning job presenting riso in bountiful methods that are simple to recreate. Would be fantastic to see pictures accompany this book although rice is not always the easiest item to photography. Next on my list to try is the Risotto con Prosciutto e Melone!
3.5/5 stars. If you're like me you will be surprised by how many different Northern Italian rice dishes there are, and that they aren't just risottos and rice puddings. The recipes were easy to understand and many of them require just a few ingredients. Vitale provides wine serving suggestions along with each recipe.

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