Hashweh Risotto

Hashweh Risotto

Mezze, Los Angeles

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Mezze executive chef and partner Micah Wexler uses the typical ingredients of hashweh — a Lebanese rice pilaf made with burnt onions, spices, lamb and almonds or pine nuts — to make risotto.

He starts by making a typical risotto with Carnaroli rice, rather than Arborio, and finishes the dish with the hashweh ingredients.

Those include finely diced

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