As part of the Foodbuzz Tastemakers program the other day I came back home to find a nice little surprise. Birds Eye sent me a sample of their new Steamfresh Chef’s Favorites. Being Italian, I decided to try one of their Risotti to see how they fared with those. Risotto is quite hard to make and I consider risotto the true test of quality for anyone cooking Italian food. I think they passed the test with flying colors, much better than a lot of restaurant risottos, if not quite my mom’s one.
Anyway, I think this product makes for a pretty good quick and light side for your dishes, but I wanted to get a full meal out of it, so I decided to use the risotto to make some stuffed peppers. I simply cooked the rice, added in a bit of tuna and used them to stuff a couple of peppers. They turned out really really good. I think next time, when I won’t be about to wear bathing suits, I might add a little bit of cheese to make it even more tasty.