Easy "almost" Parmesan Risotto

"This rice is like the real risotto, but takes much less time to prepare, if you prefer it more cheesy taste then add in more Parmesan cheese, I advise that you really be careful when adding the salt as the Parmesan already has a lot of salt content, but load up on freshly ground black pepper, this rice will become a favorite of yours, it is so good --- this is not a recipe for a fluffy rice, it is more on the creamy style similar to risotto, I most always add about 1 heaping tablespoon of minced fresh garlic in with the chopped onion but that is optional, really you can add in whatever you like to this, I have even added in peas :)"
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Ready In:




  • In a medium skillet, melt the butter over medium heat.
  • Add in the chopped onion and fresh garlic (if using); saute for about 3-4 minutes, or until soft but not brown.
  • Add in the rice; cook/stir for 3 minutes, stirring constantly.
  • Add in the remaining ingredients; bring to a boil.
  • Cover, reduce the heat to medium-low, and simmer for about 15-20 minutes, or until all of the liquid is absorbed, and the rice is tender.
  • Delicious!

Questions & Replies

  1. First of all I am very thankful for a non wine recipe version. Is there a substitute for the garlic. 3 out of 7 of us cannot handle garlic in our tummies.? Or would it be good just leaving out the garlic alltogether. I love garlic it just hates me!! Thank you & God Bless


  1. I never had risotto before, never mind cook it. Funny enough home recovering from surgery and marathon watching Hell's Kitchen is what prompted me to try and make. I think it came out fantastic! And it was very easy to make. I sub 1/2 cup cooking white wine for part of chicken stock. I did need to add extra water, probably because I had the heat up too high in the beginning. Never have been a big rice fan, but this is def. a keeper. Thank you!
  2. I am giving this a 5 BUT I did change the water to wine (miraculous lol) Perfect portion for 4 NO left overs in this house. I think I will double it next time so there are some left over. So good!!
  3. I'm quickly becoming a fan of Kittencal! This is a great and easy recipe. I only use 1 pat of butter, and don't add any salt (plenty of salt from the chicken broth). I've used grated parmesan cheese from a bottle, freshly grated parmesan, and most recently, freshly grated asiago cheese. All delish, all came out great! Thanks for another fantastic recipe!
  4. All I can say is delicious!! This recipe was so easy and very yummy. I forgot to add the italian seasonings, but it was still fantastic. I served with a crockpot pot roast and the juices over this risotto were divine. My only regret was that I didn't make more. Thanks for the recipe!
  5. wow... i loved this recipe.. it was simple and very easy to make... my family loved the rice..This was our first time eating risotto, so this one is a keeper..Dont know if it made a difference but i added 1/2 tbsp of mascarpone cheese... Thank u for sharing this recipe is clearly a 5 star...


  1. Easy and very good. I love risotto too, but didn't want to stand over the stove in 90 degree heat. Used a vegetable broth in mine and oregano in place of the Italian seasoning.



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