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Recipe Herbal risotto with cream of turnip tops – Italian Cuisine


  • 300 g of Vialone nano rice
  • 100 g turnip greens
  • 12 yellow cherry tomatoes
  • thyme
  • marjoram
  • Parmigiano Reggiano Dop
  • butter
  • dry white wine
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • salt
  • pepper

For the recipe of risotto with herbs with cream of turnip tops, Mondate le cime di rapa, cook them
in boiling salted water for 3-4 minutes, drain, squeeze well and blend with a little oil and 3-4 tablespoons of their cooking water, obtaining a smooth cream.
Sauté the tomatoes in a pan of hot oil for 1-2 minutes, then season with a little salt.
For the risotto: toast the dry rice in a saucepan for a couple of minutes, add a pinch of salt and blend with half a glass of white wine; let it evaporate, then cover
the rice with hot water and continue cooking for another 13-14 minutes, stirring occasionally, still wet, if necessary.
Chop a few sprigs of thyme and marjoram, to obtain 2-3 tablespoons of mince. Stir the risotto a little oil, a spoonful of butter and a generous spoon of grated Parmesan. Complete with chopped herbs, and a ground pepper. Serve with the cream of turnip tops and the yellow tomatoes.

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