Thursday, July 2, 2015

How to Make Creamy Risotto

It may seem difficult and time consuming but once you understand the process you can make it in less than 15 minutes. 

Have 1 liter to 1.5 liter of hot broth on the heat. Saute 1 chopped onion and 1 or 2 garlic cloves with a spoonful of olive oil and a small dollop of unsalted butter. Once the onion and garlic are softened add 1/2 kilo of rice or 2.5 cups.

It's very important to use a short grain rice. I used Carnaroli, which is perfect for obtaining that creamy consistency, but you can use Arborio rice as well.

Stir the onions together with the rice using a wooden spoon until rice starts to appear glossy. Add a ladleful of broth and stir until liquid is absorbed. I usually add 1 teaspoon of saffron along with the first ladleful of broth. This spice gives rice a delicious taste and a beautiful yellow color. Keep stirring and adding broth! This is key. Continue adding one ladleful at a time while stirring until rice is cooked.

Turn off the heat. Add 3 to 4 dollops of butter on top. Some grated Parmesan, and put on the lid. Let it rest for 5 minutes. After that, mix the exquisite melted butter into your rice. Serve with fresh herbs and more of that Parmesan goodness!

Do you like this dish? Do you make it a different way! Hope you enjoy! Let me know? :)

P.S. How to make Hummus and Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution

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