Risotto al Cedro

Rice with Citron

Preparation info
  • Serves

    4 to 6

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Cucina Ebraica: Flavours of the Italian Jewish Kitchen

By Joyce Goldstein

Published 1998

  • About

Citron (etrog) is carried along with a wand of willow leaves and palm fronds as part of the Sukkot holiday. The ceremonial citron is not edible, however, but other varieties of citron were traditionally used in cooking. Although we usually think of citron as a candied fruit to be added to pastry, grated fresh citron has long been used as a favorite flavor accent of Italian Jewish cooks. I am happy to report that some fresh citron is appearing at my market, although ironically it is a