My name is Lindsey - from Lindsey Eats, I am a recipe developer, food photographer, and videographer on my Instagram and Website lindseyeatsla.com. I am so excited to share this recipe with you!
This recipe is heavily inspired by a cozy night in, which ties into RiceSelect’s moody and relaxing playlist. Welcome this: Sweet corn, parmesan & mascarpone risotto with homemade basil oil. Think a creamy, cheesy risotto mixed in with sweet white corn.
I love to cook in my kitchen with my loved ones, and what makes me feel really cozy is setting the right mood with music. It is really what sets the scene, the energy and overall vibe of prepping ingredients, dining with some wine, and keeping things fun.
Since we are in Spring and Summer right now, my mind immediately goes to sweet corn and a bright, basil oil that is both cozy and “date night” vibes, yet really light and bright for the warmer months we are in now.
For this recipe, I’m using RiceSelect’s Arborio Rice, which is traditionally the rice that is used in all risotto’s.
Prep/Active Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 4 to 6
For Your Basil Oil
This cozy night in playlist inspired this recipe due to it’s relaxing and fun tracks, which I think pairs perfectly with this risotto recipe. When I listen to the playlist, I think of cutting vegetables and aromatics with my loved ones, helping me stir the risotto (that is definitely a workout, so it’s nice to have extra hands stirring!), while drinking some chilled white wine or rose, and listening to relaxing music.
After trying this recipe, make sure to check out RiceSelect’s Arborio Rice page on their website for a ton of amazing tips on making unforgettable risottos—including how to make the creamiest risottos and what to pair with it! They also have a slate of delicious recipes you can try including a Classic Italian Risotto and Curry Risotto Baked Salmon.