Risotto made easy
Article in images

Ingredients for home-made risotto

 
Ingredients for home-made risotto

Equipment:
You'll need a large pan or casserole dish with a lid, a wooden spoon, a ladle or a measuring jug with a spout.

Ingredients:

> Rice: Use round rice like Arborio, Carnaroli, or even California rice used for sushi (though bear in mind this rice is very starchy).
Quantity: 250g for 4 people.

> Fat: butter or olive oil, or both.
Quantity: 4 tablespoons for 4 people.

> The base, also known as soffritto (optional): Thinly sliced onions sweated in the butter or olive oil, or shallots, celery, leeks, carrots or whatever you fancy.
Quantity: 1-2 onions for 4 people.

> White wine: after you've sweated the onions, and once the rice is clear, add a glass of white wine for taste. Its acidity brings out the seasoning.
Quantity: about 200-300ml for 4 people.

> Stock: this should be completely absorbed by the rice, to soften it and give it flavour.
Quantity: depends on the other ingredients (whether your vegetables retain water or not...), and will vary between 750ml and 1.5 litres for 4 people.

> Cheese: parmesan, grana padano or pecorino are the most popular. You need a hard cheese with a typically dry texture.
Quantity: to taste, but use at least 60g for 4 people.

> Butter to finish: you can add a little butter once the risotto is ready. Melt it in to make your risotto creamier.
Quantity: 20-40g for 4 people.




  
  

Food and Drink Editor
16/05/2009
Reader ranking:2/5 
Rank this page: 

another free recipe every day
Don't miss...
Next Week's Emmerdale SpoilersHot celebrity men in uniform
Winnie Harlow: Model, Activist & All Round BabeThis Is What The GoT Stars Look Like IRL
Latest… 23/09/2017
Guides
Videos
Happy Pancake Day! 11 Yummy Pancake Recipes To Make You Drool
Calories in fruits
Growing tomatoes
Superfoods
See all Food and Drink guides
New York Style Cheesecake
See all Food and Drink videos
 

Don't miss out!

...Join our newsletter
Get the sofeminine latest straight to your inbox
  OK
Find us on...