Video:Creamy Risottowith Rachel Edelman
An elegant comfort food, this creamy risotto is a warm and cozy dish for a cold day.See Transcript
Transcript:Creamy RisottoHi, I'm Rachel Edelman for About.com Food. Today I'm going to show you how to make a traditional creamy risotto.
Risotto IngredientsFor this recipe you will need:
- 3 tbsp. olive oil
- 1 diced onion
- 2 cups short grain Arborio rice
- 1/2 cup dry white wine
- parmesan cheese
- 2 tbsp. butter
- 5 cups ready-to-serve chicken broth
Cook the Chicken BrothFirst place chicken broth in a heavy saucepan and bring to a gentle simmer.
Saute the OnionsOn medium heat, in a separate saucepan, heat the oil and cook the onions, stirring frequently. Be careful not to let the onions brown, and if the pan seems too hot, lower the temperature a little bit.
Prepare the CheeseWhile the onions are cooking, grate the parmesan cheese and measure out half of a cup to use later.
Add in the RiceNext, pour in the rice and stir it into the onions. Keep stirring constantly for about 3 minutes, until you see that some grains begin to look translucent.
Add the LiquidsNow add the wine. Stir until the wine is absorbed, so you don t see any liquid sitting on top or under the rice. First add half of a cup of the simmering chicken broth to the rice mixture. Stir constantly, until the liquid is absorbed. Then keep adding more broth, about a cup at a time until it is all absorbed.
Taste and Flavor the RisottoTaste the rice to see if it is done. It should be tender, but firm in the center. When the rice is done, remove the pan from the heat. Pour the grated cheese and the butter, and then stir. When the cheese and butter have melted, spoon out the risotto and serve.
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