Calabrian recipes: risotto with nduja and smoked provola cheese

This recipe is a tribute that the great chef Antonino Cannavacciuolo made to our land during a visit in the city of Cosenza. Risotto with nduja and smoked provola cheese is a tasty first course, exquisitely spicy and very easy to prepare.

Ingredients for 4 people

  • 320 g of Carnaroli rice
  • 1 tablespoon of nduja
  • 2 tablespoons of tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup of dry white wine
  • Grated smoked provola cheese
  • Vegetable broth (celery, carrot, onion)
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • EVO oil

The recipe

Prepare the vegetable broth with celery, carrot and onion, which will be used to cook the rice.

Heat the oil in a pot in which the finely chopped garlic is sautéed. Toast the rice, then stir it with white wine.

Add the nduja by melting it with a little vegetable broth. Add the rest of the broth one ladle at a time and let it cook. Halfway through cooking add 2 tablespoons of tomato sauce.