Want to learn how to make risotto? Tune in to this step-by-step tutorial to learn how to make perfect risotto bianco.
Risotto Bianco or White/Plain Risotto
Risotto is an Italian rice dish. It is made by briefly sauteing the rice in olive oil or butter with stock and vegetables, such as onions. They say putting some white wine makes risotto even better (and we’d like to think that putting wine in any dish makes it better). To key to perfect risotto is to stir it constantly and consistently until the rice fully absorbs the stock, then, once it has, adding a bit more stock, stirring again, adding, stirring, adding, and then stirring until it is finished. Risotto is the epitome of Italian home cooking and comfort food. You can make delicious recipes from risotto by just adding your favorite veggies or any other flavorings. Some combinations are mushroom risotto, pumpkin risotto, bacon risotto, asparagus risotto, the possibilities are endless!
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Here are the ingredients you’ll need to make this popular Italian dish:
- half onion
- 45 grams of butter
- parmesan cheese
- olive oil
- 10-20 grams of celery about the size of your finger
- Risotto rice
- 1/4 glass of white wine
- hot chicken stock (or any stock you like)
Finely chop the onion.
Heat your pan and put the butter on it.
Melt the butter and then add half a tablespoon of olive oil.
Add the onions and wait until they begin to “sweat,” which means until they begin to release their natural juices. You don’t need to brown them.
Cut a celery stalk to pieces that are the length of your finger and chop them finely.
Add the celery to your pan and stir them together with the onions. Again, do not brown the celery, just wait until they begin to “sweat.”
Now you’re ready to prepare your rice! Be sure to use Risotto rice only.
Put the right amount of rice into the pan, depending on the number of people you are planning on serving your delicious risotto to.
Stir the rice gently together with the onions and celery.
Add 1/4 glass of white wine.
Mix your ingredients together and wait until the rice absorbs the wine perfectly.
After that, add 200 ml (~3/4 cup) of hot chicken stock.
Stock helps the risotto cook slowly. Whenever the rice absorbs your first batch of stock, add in your next bath. Remember to add the stock gradually. You want to continue doing this until your rice has achieved that perfect softness and chewiness risotto is known for.
Keep stirring the risotto on medium heat for about 10 minutes.
At this point, your risotto is almost ready. Add another 200 ml of your hot chicken stock and keep stirring your risotto on medium heat for another 10 minutes.
Get a spoon and scoop a small portion of the rice to test if it is done.
Once you’re certain your rice has been perfectly cooked, remove the pan from the heat and set it on a table (be sure to place something underneath your pan before setting it down). Grate 2 tablespoons of Parmesan cheese right on top of your risotto.
Add 20 grams (7 ounces) of butter and stir it to make it thick and creamy.
Cover the pan for about 3 minutes.
After 3 minutes, remove the cover then put the risotto on a plate, add some grated parmesan cheese on top and then drizzle a little bit of olive oil on top for additional flavor.
After following all these easy steps, you can now eat and enjoy a heavenly Italian dish. This risotto bianco is an incredibly delicious, must-try recipe!
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