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Risotto Milanese

Difficulty:Easy
Serves:4
Cook Time:40 Minutes

Ingredients

  • ■   extra-virgin olive oil
  • ■   saffron threads
  • ■   chicken stock
  • ■   16 oz (1 lb) arborio rice

Description

Ingredients 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1 medium onion, cut into 1/4-inch dice 1 teaspoon saffron threads 3 1/2 cups chicken stock, hot 2 cups arborio rice 1/2 cup white wine 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano, plus more for sprinkling Directions In a 12 to 14-inch skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until softened and translucent but not browned, 8 to 10 minutes. Meanwhile add the saffron to the stock, stirring to infuse. Once the onions are translucent add the rice and stir with a wooden spoon until toasted and opaque, 3 to 4 minutes. Add the wine to the toasting rice, and then add a 4 to 6-ounce ladle of the saffron-infused stock and cook, stirring, until it is absorbed. Continue adding the stock a ladle at a time, waiting until the liquid is absorbed before adding more. Cook until the rice is tender and creamy and yet still a little al dente, about 15 minutes. Stir in the butter and cheese until well mixed. Portion risotto into 4 warmed serving plates, serving with extra cheese. Recipe from Mario Batali, foodnetwork.com

  • 1. In a 12 to 14-inch skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat.
  • 2. Add the onion and cook until softened and translucent but not browned, 8 to 10 minutes.
  • 3. Meanwhile add the saffron to the stock, stirring to infuse.
  • 4. Once the onions are translucent add the rice and stir with a wooden spoon until toasted and opaque, 3 to 4 minutes.
  • 5. Add the wine to the toasting rice, and then add a 4 to 6-ounce ladle of the saffron-infused stock and cook, stirring, until it is absorbed.
  • 6. Continue adding the stock a ladle at a time, waiting until the liquid is absorbed before adding more.
  • 7. Cook until the rice is tender and creamy and yet still a little al dente, about 15 minutes.
  • 8. Stir in the butter and cheese until well mixed.
  • 9. Portion risotto into 4 warmed serving plates, serving with extra cheese.
  • 10. Recipe from Mario Batali, foodnetwork.com

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