Do you have a go to dish that you always good when company is coming over...or when you just want something a little more special? Well mine is risotto. I know a lot of people don't really like making it as you do have to watch it and stir it a lot..unlike conventional rice that you have just put boiling and leave it alone. This recipe is one of my favourites....i love earthy mushrooms and try to get a variety of them when making this dish! Good Parmesan Reggiano is also a MUST for a great Risotto!
Mince 1 small onion and 2 garlic cloves.
On one of your stove burners have a pot of chicken broth simmering. You will need the hot broth throughout the cooking process
In a large deep saucepan over medium high heat melt 2 Tbsp butter. Add the onions and saute
Once the onions become translucent add the garlic and cook for about one minute or until fragrant. Now add your rice. This recipe serves 4-5 people with only 1.5cups of rice! Please use Arborio Rice. This is a very important ingredient as there are starches in Arborio rice that when cooked slowly, make the creamy texture that makes risotto so famously amazing. Once you add the rice you want to stir it around, being careful to not let it burn, but to start to lightly toast. You will hear it crackling. That's when you know its time to add the liquid!
Add 1 cup of white wine to the rice.
Mix thoroughly off the heat...perfectly creamy risotto.
Serve as a side with Protein or just on its own. Enjoy your weekend!