I picked this up the last time I shopped atAldi. You just heat it up on the stove or in the microwave. I was looking forward to trying it with pork chops for dinner. I made it last night and have mixed feelings about the risotto.
If you’ve ever made risotto, you know how time consuming and labor intensive it can be. I loved this frozen shortcut of making risotto for a weeknight dinner. It took longer than the 5-7 minutes reported on the package, but was easy-peasy to do, ready in 15 minutes or less and the texture was perfect. It was also made with brown rice.
However, the wrong spices were added to it. The brown sugar, cinnamon & nutmeg made it taste sweet, like a pumpkin pie. I wanted a savory side dish! I think those ingredients were added to make it palatable and attractive to someone who wouldn’t normally eat butternut squash. However, I don’t think those people would even buy this product. All of us were disappointed in the flavor.
I won’t be buying this one again, because I don’t think I could doctor it up enough to cover those unwelcome flavors. But I would try another another flavor of frozen risotto from Aldi.