A Rustic Italian Lunch

16th February 2016

by Chef Marvin Gauci


Take this list with you to any of our 8 supermarkets:
  • 1
    pkt Carrefour frozen chopped onions
  • 2 Tablespoons
    Carrefour Discount Olive Oil
  • 50 Grams
    Carrefour pine nuts
  • 200 Grams
    Carrefour Pancetta Affumicata
  • 100 Grams
    Carrefour Cuori di Carciofi
  • 1 Tablespoon
    Carrefour Discount Aceto Balsamico
  • 1 Tablespoon
    chopped wild fennel
  • 20 Grams
    Carrefour Sugar
  • 20 Grams
    Carrefour Chopped Basil
  • 200 Grams
    Carrefour Discount Arborio Rice
  • 1
    glass White Table wine
  • Chicken stock
  • 1 Tablespoon
    Carrefour chopped parsley
  • ½
    glass fresh cream
  • Salt and Pepper


  1. Heat the olive oil in a saucepan and cook the onion until it’s soft. Add the pine nuts, pancetta cubes and artichokes.

  2. After a couple of minutes add the sugar, balsamic vinegar and basil.

  3. Add the rice and stir it until coated by the whole mixture.

  4. Stir in the white wine and once absorbed start pouring in the chicken stock one cup at a time, stirring until absorbed after each addition.

  5. After around 30 minutes the rice should be just tender. Add the parsley and fresh cream and stir for another few minutes.

  6. Add the salt and pepper and garnish the dish with the wild fennel.