EP 1: Frances McDormand and Risotto

Cooking By Ear show

Summary: Academy Award-Winning Actor and Producer Frances McDormand (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri, Fargo, Olive Kitteridge, Almost Famous) makes asparagus risotto and discusses the creative process fueling her long, badass career. <br><br>If you're cooking along while you listen, you'll need the following to make your dish:<br><br> Ingredients:<br>1 bunch asparagus<br>1 tablespoon olive oil <br>2 big handfuls chanterelle mushrooms (or morels, porcini, or cultivated mushrooms)<br>Salt<br>1 stick butter (8 tablespoons) <br>1 yellow onion, diced<br>2 cups short-grained Italian rice (like carnaroli or arborio)<br>3/4 cup dry white wine<br>3 - 4 sprigs thyme, leaves picked off stems and chopped<br>6 cups homemade chicken stock or water (avoid store-bought chicken stock)<br>1 cup grated Parmesan cheese <br><br>Tools: <br>vegetable peeler<br>knife<br>cutting board<br>stove<br>big spoon<br>slotted spoon<br>ladle<br>smallish saucepan<br>skillet<br>blender<br>food processor, or mortar and pestle<br>cheese grater<br>timer