Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins
- 6 -8 cups homemade chicken stock or 6 -8 cups low-sodium chicken stock, skimmed of fat
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1⁄2 cup finely chopped shallot (about 2)
- 1 cup arborio rice or 1 cup carnaroli rice
- 1⁄2 cup dry white wine
- 4 -6 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1⁄2 cup grated parmesan cheese, plus extra for grating or shaving
- 1⁄4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
- salt & freshly ground black pepper
- Heat stock in saucepan over medium heat; keep at a low simmer.
- Heat olive oil in a heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium heat.
- Add shallots to oil, and cook, stirring, until translucent.
- Add rice, and cook, stirring, until rice begins to make a clicking sound like glass beads, 3 to 4 minutes.
- Add wine to rice mixture.
- Cook, stirring, until wine is absorbed by rice.
- Using a ladle, add 3/4 cup hot stock to rice.
- Using a wooden spoon, stir rice constantly, at a moderate speed.
- When rice mixture is just thick enough to leave a clear wake behind the spoon, add another 3/4 cup stock.
- Continue adding stock 3/4 cup at a time and stirring constantly until rice is mostly translucent but still opaque in the center.
- Rice should be al dente but not crunchy.
- As rice nears doneness, watch carefully and add smaller amounts of liquid to make sure it does not overcook.
- The final mixture should be thick enough that grains of rice are suspended in liquid the consistency of heavy cream.
- It will thicken slightly when removed from heat.
- Remove from heat.
- Stir in butter, parmesan cheese, and parsley; season with salt and pepper.
- Divide the mixture among four shallow bowls, mounding risotto in the center, and grate or shave additional parmesan over risotto.
- Serve immediately.
I really enjoyed this. I doubled it to feed my family, using 12 cups of broth and 12 TBS of butter. It was very rich and very worth the calories! Not difficult to make but a little time consuming. I stirred in some peas and loved the balance of salty parmesan and sweet peas. I can't wait to try it with other veggies. Thank you very much for posting!
sounds delicious but high in calories(over 500 cal per serving!) and the sodium is sky high!
This is one of my favorite Risotto recipes and I make it all the time!