How to Make the Perfect Risotto

Oct 14, 2022 3:19:03 PM Carly Hanellin

A properly cooked risotto should be soft and creamy while keeping that al dente bite. ⁠

While not difficult, there are essential steps and pointers along the way that will help you make restaurant-quality risotto at home. ⁠Watch the full tutorial below.👇 

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Parmesan Risotto
Arborio Rice 1 1/2 cup
Chicken Stock  4 cups
Olive Oil 1 tbsp
Garlic - Minced 1 tbsp
Butter 2 tbsp
White Onion - Chopped 1/2 each
White Wine 1/2 cup
Parmesan  1/4 cup
Kosher Salt to taste
Ground Black Pepper to taste
1. In a medium saucepan, heat the stock to a simmer. Lower the heat so the stock stays hot while you cook the risotto.
2. In a medium to large, heavy-bottomed saucepan, heat the oil over medium heat and add onion. Sauté for 2 to 3 minutes or until slightly translucent, then add garlic and salt, stirring for 2 more minutes.
3. Deglaze with wine and cook until completely evaporated.
4. Add the rice to the pot and stir it with a wooden spoon so that the grains are coated with the oil and melted butter. Sauté for another minute or so, until there is a slightly nutty aroma. Make sure not to let the rice turn brown. 
 5. Add a ladle of hot chicken stock to the rice and stir every once in a while until the liquid is fully absorbed. When the rice appears almost dry, add another ladle of stock and repeat the process. 
6. Continue adding stock, a ladle at a time, for about 20-30 minutes or until the grains are al dente.
 7. Stir in the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter and the Parmesan cheese. Season to taste with kosher salt and freshly ground pepper.