Total Time
55mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 40 mins

This is Jamie Oliver's perfect risotto base. It takes a bit of time but if you're looking for perfection it is well worth every effort. *J.O. calls for 2 pints of stock but I always end up adding more so it's best to start with 3 pints of hot chicken stock.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Heat the stock.
  2. Put the olive oil snd 2 TBS butter into a separate pan, add the onion, garlic, and celery and cook very slowly for about 15 minutes without coloring.
  3. When the vegetables have softened, add the rice and turn up the heat.
  4. The rice will now begin to lightly fry, so keep stirring it.
  5. After a minute it will look slightly translucent.
  6. Add the wine and keep stirring.
  7. Once the wine has cooked into the rice, add your first ladle of hot stock and a good pinch of salt.
  8. Turn the heat down to a simmer so the rice doesn't cook too quickly on the outside.
  9. Keep adding ladlefuls of stock, stirring and massaging the creamy starch out of the rice, allowing each ladleful to be absorbed before adding the next. About 15 minutes.
  10. Taste the rice to check if it's cooked aoccasionally.
  11. Continue this process until the rice is cooked the way you like it, soft and creamy, yet with a very slight bite.
  12. Remove from the heat and add the remaining butter, and Parmesan.
  13. Stir well and place a top on the pot and allow to sit for 2 minutes.
  14. Eat soon.

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