Risotto with olive oil, Grana Padano, cauliflowers and Prosciutto di San Daniele

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Risotto with olive oil, Grana Padano, cauliflowers and Prosciutto di San Daniele
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. Difficulty: Easy . Serves: 4 people . Preparation time: 50 minutes . Variety: Rice

Ingredients

For the Grana Padano infusion:
300 gr Grana Padano 
300 ml water
For the risotto
200 gr Rice
150 ml Grana Padano infusion
50 ml White wine
Vegetable stock (around 500 ml)
Extra virgin olive oil 
Salt
Prosciutto di San Daniele
For the cauliflowers:
8 Brussel sprouts
mix of broccoli, white cauliflower 
or purple cauliflower 
White Balsamic vinegar
Extra virgin olive oil 
Salt

Preparation

For the Grana Padano infusion:
Cut the Grana Padano cheese into pieces and put it in vacuum bag with water. Close and bring it to a temperature of 80 degree for 4 hours. Allow to cool and filter
For the risotto: 
Toast the rice in a frying pan with a bit of extra virgin olive oil. Sprinkle with white wine and drizzle the rice with Grana Padano infusion. After about 10 minutes, season the rice with salt and pepper to taste and keep cooking with vegetable stock, if necessary. Stir until cooked; add extra virgin olive oil (or butter, if preferred) and salt, if needed.
For the cauliflowers:
Wash and clean the vegetables. Blanch them separately in salted water and drain. Cut Brussels sprouts in quarters; divide broccoli and cauliflowers into small florets. Marinate the cauliflowers and other vegetables with white Balsamic vinegar, extra virgin olive oil and salt.
Place the risotto on the bottom of each plate, garnish with cauliflowers and complete with slices of Prosciutto di San Daniele.
Heinz Beck
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