*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                   RISO AL BASILICO IN FORMA (BASIL RICE)
 
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Appetizers                       Rice
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    2       c            Arborio Rice
    6                    Fresh Basil Leaves --
                         Minced
    4       tb           Romano Cheese -- freshly
                         Grated
    1 1/2   tb           Olive Oil
                         Salt -- to taste
                         -Garnish-----
    2       md           Tomatoes -- cut into thin
                         Wedges
                         Fresh Parsley Sprigs
 
   Bring 4 quarts lightly salted water to a boil in a
   large saucepan. Add the rice and cook, checking for
   doneness after approximately 18 minutes.  Rice should
   be al dente, or firm to the bite; do not overcook.
   When the rice is done, remove from the heat, pour into
   a colander, and toss gently to remove excess water.
   Place the hot rice in large mixing bowl and add the
   basil and cheese. Stir gently to combine, then add the
   olive oil and toss thoroughly. Season with salt.
   Spoon the hot rice mixture into a 2-quart mold and
   press gently to set. Immediately unmold the rice onto
   a large serving platter.  Garnish with tomato wedges
   and parsley sprigs.
   
   Recipe By     : Felicia Pickering
   <MNHAN063@SIVM.SI.EDU>
  
 
 
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