I have never tried Risotto but have been always intrigued by it by watching “Hell’s Kitchen” with Chef Ramsey yelling at the chefs on his show of undercooked or overcooked risotto. Of course I had felt really bad for the chefs but I still laughed my ass off when he called them stupid cows, lol. Ahh, you gotta love reality television and Chef Ramsey kicking everyone’s asses to the curb.
Anyway, I walked into Amazon’s Go new location near Grand Central and saw they had a new meal kit for Orzo Risotto with Pork. I decided to purchase it for lunch since my husband doesn’t eat pork and I would be home alone. I needed to eat and well, why not try something new?
Basic Info about Amazon Boxes:
- Feeds two adults.
- All ingredients are included except the Olive Oil, Vegetable Oil, Salt and Pepper.
- Prices vary between $17 to $22
- Directions are included with picture of the final meal
- Most ingredients are already chopped for you but there are some ingredients that need to be chopped or cut/sliced while something else is cooking.
Now on to my review of the Orzo Risotto:
- Cost $18.99
- Net Weight of box: 2 pounds 10 ounces (1.19 kg)
- Sweet Italian Sausage: 0.44 pounds
- Italian Sausage was difficult to break apart so I suggest you break it up before you place it in the frying pan.
- Lasts up to 2 to 3 days in the fridge before it expires. Expiration is always on the box.
- Made the meal between 30 to 45 minutes.
- One great thing about Amazon is that any meal that requires onions are already pre-chopped for you. So no more crying like a river.
- This meal wasn’t very difficult to make and I actually made it under 30 minutes. There were many things that I needed to cook and then spout aside (the peppers with asparagus, the pork with the chard mix, and the orzo with the bone broth).
- Scale of 1 to 10 for a Meal regarding taste: 6; with 1 being the lowest and 10 being the highest.
- Scale of 1 to 10 for an Amazon Meal Kit regarding taste: 6
- Scale of 1 to 10 on level of difficulty: 3; 1 being the easiest and 10 being the most difficult.
- Would I purchase this again? Probably not. Not a fan of rice being the main component or the star of the meal. As an Asian person, I love rice but not rice that is too wet. I prefer rice as the side supported by other sides, lol. The meal itself was tasty but it is not something that I would prefer eating or even ordering at a fancy restaurant. If you’re into risotto, by all means try it. But if you’re like me, I would give this a hard pass.