Since I'm not writing with my native language here, every now & then I get the a bit insecure and need to double-check a word's spelling. I've always known lanttu to be swede in English, but still I started to hesitate. The dictionary told me however, that the Brits are the ones to use that name for the ugly duckling of a root vegetable. The Scots name it neep. And what do they say in the US? Rutabaga. That sounds more like some weird small European country language. In Ireland and Atlantic Canada they're supposed to call it turnip.

But what do they call the turnip then?

If I'm a bit unsure with my English, my German seems fluent. At least in reading. A German food blog, Kleiner Kuriositätenladen, posted a celeriac risotto recipe and I replaced the celeriac with swede.

Or neep/rutabaga/turnip/whateveryouwannacallit.


30g butter
1 shallot
300g risotto rice
ca. 1 l vegetable stock
350g swede, diced small
1,5 dl white wine
1 tbsp mascarpone
30g parmesan, grated
salt & pepper

  1. Melt the butter in a large sauce pan. Add the finely chopped shallot & diced swede and sauté until the shallot gets slightly translucent.
  2. Add the rice and sauté for another 2 minutes. Remember stirring so the rice won’t turn brown. At the same time heat up the vegetable stock.
  3. Add the wine to the rice and cook while stirring, until the liquid is fully absorbed.
  4. Add the hot vegetable stock little by little to the rice and stir until the liquid is fully absorbed. When the rice appears almost dry, add another round of stock and repeat the process. And again.
  5. Continue adding stock until the grains are al dente. Then stir in the mascarpone and grated parmesan and season to taste with salt & pepper. Serve right away.


  1. Onnittelut hani, kuulostit tässä ihan Jauhot suussa -itseltäs vaikka kirjoitatkin rutabagaksi!
    t. Se oon mä

    1. Ja oletan että se on siis niinku hyvä asia!!!

    2. Se niinku on ehdottomasti hyvä asia. Sanoo taustahuutelija ;-)
      Ja miettii samalla miten ihmeessä tuo outo kunta Pohjois-Ruotsissa (siltä se minusta kuulostaa) lausutaan...

    3. Kyllä google kertoo, osa 458922: