Basic Risotto

It has been my goal to satisfy my palette of how a risotto tastes like. I planned to go to Italliani’s but that time never came. So, I decided to make my own version of a basic risotto with a guide from Foodie Magazine.

Risotto is a class of Italian dishes of rice cooked in broth to a creamy consistency. The broth may be meat-, fish-, or vegetable-based. Many types of risotto contain Parmesan cheese, butter, and onion. It is one of the most common ways of cooking rice in Italy. (source)

On making this, you will need:

  • chicken stock
  • rice
  • butter
  • shallots
  • parmesan cheese
  • olive oil

Then, you shall…

  1. Saute shallots on olive oil and butter until translucent.
  2. Add in 1 cup of stock and simmer for 1 minute.
  3. Add in the rice. Continue pouring in cups of chicken stock when the liquid is soaked up.
  4. Cook for 12-14 minutes until rice is aldente.
  5. Remove from heat and stir in butter and parmesan cheese for creamier consistency.
  6. Add in the toppings.
And that’s it! It is best served while hot. I shall try another version soon. What do you think guys? 🙂
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