I wonder if Jerusalem Artichokes might be on the ‘least cooked veggie’ list? This versatile root shouldn’t be, when roasted it goes really crispy and when gently poached and then whizzed up it goes wonderfully creamy. Sweet, earthy and wonderfully nutty. For a local parmesan alternative I LOVE Gays Dairy parma prince.
Aah arborio or carnaroli rice – I prefer carnaroli. basic risotto recipe, you can change the puree, think butternut risotto, pumpkin, pea etc. I will always roast (using the veggie of choice) small diced veggies separately and stir that into the risotto to give it texture.