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Orange risotto with crispy Zucchini

Easy recipe for a particular risotto

by Ada Parisi
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Risotto all'arancia con zucchine croccanti

Orange risotto with crispy Zucchini. A quick recipe perfect for those who love risottos a little’ details, with contrasts of taste and texture. Easy to prepare, but great tasting, The orange risotto with crispy zucchini is very delicate, obviously citrus and with a very slight acidity mitigated by butter fat, the flavor of the cheese and the sweetness of the crunchy Zucchini. You can use a vegetable broth, so as to have a particular vegetarian and also vegan risotto omitting the cheese, or a more robust meat broth if you love intense flavors.

Obviously, You can change the taste of risotto using different types of cheese: Parmigiano Reggiano PDO for a smooth taste, Pecorino sardo Dop for a tastier taste. Or use a fresh cheese like robiola to give a greater creaminess to the risotto. Or taleggio Dop for an even stronger taste.

Zucchini is very versatile in the kitchen: you can prepare an excellent RAW ZUCCHINI AND ALMOND PESTO, or a RISOTTO ZUCCHINI AND SHRIMP, or WHITE LASAGNA WITH SICILIAN ZUCCHINI. In short, Space for imagination.

Obviously, turning among all my RECIPES FOR RICE, You will find different ideas for all tastes. But, if you love risottos different from the usual, I suggest you try at least the RISOTTO TURNIPS AND GORGONZOLA, What CHEESE AND PEPPER WITH SHRIMP TARTARE or that the RADICCHIO, PROSECCO AND SALMON TARTARE WITH ORANGE. And now I wish you a good appetite!

Risotto all'arancia con zucchine croccanti

Risotto all'arancia con zucchine croccanti


Portions: 4 Preparation: cooking:
Nutrition facts: 250 calories 20 fat
Rating: 5.0/5
( 1 voted )


340 grams of Carnaroli rice

a great organic Orange juice

grated rind of one organic Orange

10 grams of shredded orange zest, only the Orange part without the white one

2 cloves of peeled orange in vivo for decoration

a fresh onion

little lemon thyme

extra virgin olive oil

3 tablespoons Cointreau or Brandy

1,about 5 liters of vegetable broth

30 grams of grated pecorino cheese Dop

40 grams butter

freshly ground white pepper


2 Zucchini


To prepare the risotto with oranges and zucchini, Wash the zucchini, remove the ends and cut the zucchini in half and then into quarters. Eliminate the central white part and cut the zucchini first strips and then into small cubes (brunoise). Saute the zucchini in a pan in olive oil for 2 minutes and set aside. Blanch the strips of orange zest in a little hot water for a minute and set aside.

Finely chop the spring onion, make it wither in the oil over low heat adding a little broth if necessary so as not to make it take color. Add the rice to the pan, toast, stirring constantly, then Deglaze with Brandy and Cointreau or, When the alcohol has evaporated, Add orange juice, grated orange zest and thyme. Start-up cooking the risotto, gradually adding the broth. Adjust the risotto oranges and zucchini of salt and pepper and bring to the wave. Stir off the heat with butter and cheese and add the zucchini sauteed.

Serve the risotto with zucchini and oranges garnishing the dish with the orange peel and cloves of raw peeled orange and serve immediately. Bon appétit!

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Silvia April 17, 2014 - 15:04

The recipe that we all want to find, What makes you think you could eat well even with the empty fridge, the one that makes you look nice even a shrunken Zucchini.
I try tonight, in fact I also stop shopping savings, stavolta ho già tutto 😉

Sicilians creative in the kitchen April 17, 2014 - 15:08

Silvia sure you can eat well having the empty fridge! Just blank no… a half Zucchini it takes, an onion, a fruit, a crust of cheese. Is, How do you say, the fix sharpens the wits! Let me know how you feel. One kiss, ADA

Hedwig April 16, 2014 - 15:27

How much for the maximum risottara you got cosineeeee but things at home to create the dish. Good but to do that I have to buy all the meat tignosa….. Happy Easter to you and your family ciaooo

Sicilians creative in the kitchen April 16, 2014 - 16:03

And you do it with vegetable soup and meat leave her tignare tignosa! Happy Easter Hedwig, a hug! ADA

Tamara April 16, 2014 - 00:45

as a last resort not bad, I feel really great, will try it…a hug

Sicilians creative in the kitchen April 16, 2014 - 16:03

I'm beaches, from good siciliana! A hug, Tamara


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