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    Boxed Cacio e Pepe Risotto (Quick Cook)

    Product Weight:
    6.2 oz.


    DeLallo Quick-Cook Cacio e Pepe Risotto brings you an authentic Italian recipe in only 15 minutes—just add water! The creamy Arborio rice dish, risotto, comes from Northern Italy, where it is prized for its irresistibly creamy texture and yielding al dente bite. Enjoy it as a simple side dish, a light meal or a hearty entrée paired up with poultry, seafood, seasonal vegetables… the sky is the limit!

    Our Quick-Cook Risotto is crafted to taste like you made it right in your kitchen. We use a slow absorption cooking method, which includes parboiling, simmering in brother and slowly drying grains. All of this is done to capture that authentic texture and flavor you love.

    • Made in Italy.
    • 15 minute cook time—just add water.
    • Creamy risotto recipe with that pleasing al dente bite.
    • Parboiled, simmered and slowly dried to capture the perfect taste and texture in your final dish.
    • Serve as a simple side dish or main event with added protein, veggies, herbs, etc.
    • No GMOs.
    • Vegetarian.

    Kitchen and Usage Tips:

    Serve it up as a simple side dish alongside chicken, steak, shrimp and more. Enjoy it as is for a lighter meal or try it as a creamy foundation to a myriad of add-ins—from seasonal roasted vegetables to Italian sausage. Top with fresh herbs, more cheese or some of your favorite Mediterranean ingredients like olives, artichokes, roasted red peppers, etc. There are so many ways to make it your own risotto recipe!

    Frequently Asked Questions:

    What is Cacio e Pepe?

    Cacio e Pepe is a traditional Italian pasta dish that gets its name from its star ingredients, “cheese and pepper.” This minimalist pasta dish stars freshly cracked black pepper and nutty Pecorino Romano cheese for its creamy, peppery, nutty flavors. You might call this dish “deceptively simple,” because although it is made with few ingredients, there is an exact science to a Cacio e Pepe recipe. The trick is to get the cheese to melt without becoming clumps. It’s all about the right heat!

    What is Cacio e Pepe Risotto?

    Cacio e Pepe Risotto is a quick-cook risotto made in the style of the traditional Italian pasta recipe of the same name. Cacio e Pepe is a dish that gets its flavor from ground black pepper and Pecorino Romano cheese. Unlike the classic Cacio e Pepe pasta, Cacio e Pepe Risotto features arborio rice for a creamy, peppery, cheesy risotto. Classic risotto recipes are known for their time and precision—deglazing with dry white wine and cooking down chicken stock a cup at a time, for example. DeLallo Quick-Cook Cacio e Pepe Risotto comes together in just 15 minutes. No chef skills necessary.

    What does “quick cook” mean?

    “Quick cook” refers to how quickly our Cacio e Pepe Risotto comes together. Instead of the traditional method of adding liquid and simmering to evaporate, this risotto does not require this much time and engagement. Our Quick-Cook Risotto is made using a slow absorption process where we parboil arborio rice and simmer in a flavorful broth. Once the liquid absorbs, we dry the grains slowly to keep their texture and flavor. This means less cook time for you!

    What is the difference between Cacio e Pepe Risotto and Cheese Risotto?

    While both are quick-cook risotto products, the biggest difference between Cacio e Pepe and our Cheese varieties is the flavor. Cacio e Pepe Risotto, like the beloved Italian pasta dish, is made with hard Italian sheep’s milk cheese and ground black pepper. The flavor is nutty, slightly sweet and peppery.

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