Thursday, April 28, 2011

Parmesan Risotto

Parmesan Risotto

1 Tbsp butter
2 cups Arborio rice
1/2 an onion, diced
8 cups water (with chicken bouillon cubes or chicken base) or Chicken Stock
1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
2 Tbsp butter
Salt and pepper to taste

In a saucepan bring 8 cups of stock (or water with base or bouillon cubes) to boil. Keep at a simmer the entire time. In a large skillet or frying pan with tall sides heat 1 Tbsp butter until melted. Add onion and saute for 1-2 minutes. Add rice. Stir until coated. Now it's time for the cooking process.

Add about 1 ladle full of hot broth to the rice at a time stirring until the rice absorbs it all. Once it is all absorbed add another ladle until rice is cooked, but not mushy. You will probably have some liquid left over. Once the rice is fully cooked, add the remaining 2 Tbsp of butter. Stir until melted. Add Parmesan cheese and season with salt and pepper to taste.

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