Recipe courtesy of Ming Tsai
Total:
14 hr
Active:
12 hr
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
None

Ingredients

STAR-ANISE CARROT SYRUP

Directions

In a pot of very salty boiling water, blanch the spinach and basil for about 45 seconds. Immediately shock in an ice bath and squeeze out excess water. In a blender, blend at high speed while adding the oil. Season the puree. Take vegetarian risotto and place in large bowl. Make sure risotto is not too hot before adding puree. Fold in 1/2 of the green puree and 1/2 of the cheese. If risotto is not green, add more puree. Check for seasoning and add more cheese if necessary. Spread risotto into a baking pan lined with parchment paper. Risotto should be at least 2 inches high. Place a sheet of parchment paper on top and chill for at least 4 hours to overnight. Cut 2 1/2-inch circles of risotto and pan sear in a non-stick pan coated lightly with oil. Color both sides well. Toss spinach chiffonade with lemon juice, salt and pepper. Place a small mound in the middle of a plate and top with risotto cake. Drizzle carrot syrup and garnish with chive batons.

STAR-ANISE CARROT SYRUP

In a stainless steel casserole, reduce carrot juice with star anise until all of the water is evaporated. There will be a carrot. Remove the star anise and scrape the "scum" to a blender. Blend at high speed while slowly adding oil to emulsify. Check for seasoning. Store at room temperature.

Trending Videos 6 Videos

Get the recipe

Pushable Rose Pops 00:48

Cool off this summer with these raspberry gelatin and rose cake pops.

Similar Topics:

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Easy Parmesan "Risotto"

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Wild Mushroom Risotto

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Tomato Sandwich with Basil Mayonnaise

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Spinach Artichoke Dip

Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

Strawberry Long Cake

Recipe courtesy of Jeff Mauro

Strawberry-Basil Yogurt Cooler - Lassi

Recipe courtesy of Aarti Sequeira

Spinach and Strawberry Salad with Warm Bacon Vinaigrette

Recipe courtesy of Food Network

Chocolate Cassis Cake

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Mocha Chocolate Icebox Cake

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Browse Reviews By Keyword

          Get Cooking

          Food Network Apps

          In the Kitchen

          Get over 70,000 FN recipes on all your mobile devices.

          Facebook Messenger

          Ask our bot for recipes, meal ideas and daily food trivia.