Risotto with Saffron "Risotto alla Milanese"

Habibi By Habibi, 7th Mar 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Read about how to make a delicious rice with saffron, a typical receipe from MIlan Italy. Follow my pages and you will become a real Italian chef

How to Make Easy a Perfect Risotto Recipe

Risotto remains the most important staple dish for many people in all Northern Italy, and especially in Milan. Saffron is the key ingredient of this dish and gives the traditional flavor and color (the word “saffron” comes from the Arabic word for “yellow”)

Ingredients:
5 cups (approximately 1 liter) chicken broth, warm to a simmer in a small saucepan
1/4 teaspoon saffron powder
3 + 2 tablespoons (45 + 30 gr) butter
1 medium onion, very finely chopped
1 1/2 cups (300 gr
arborio rice (about 2 handfull each person)
1/2 cup (120 cc) dry white wine
salt and pepper
4 oz (115 gr) parmigiano reggiano cheese, freshly grated

Directions:
In a small bowl, dissolve the saffron in ½ cup (120 c) broth and set aside.
In a large saucepan, put 3 tablespoons (45 gr) of the butter, and turn heat to medium. When the butter begins foaming, add the onion. Stir with a wooden spoon for a few minutes until the onion becomes soft
Add the rice; stir for about 2 minutes until the rice is well coated.
Add the wine and stir to evaporate it.
Add ¼ cup (60 cc) broth, and salt and pepper
Stir to prevent the rice from sticking.
When the rice begins absorbing the liquid, add more broth.

Repeat this step of adding the broth and stirring, keeping the rice at the consistency of a dense paste

After about 10 minutes, stir in the ½ cup (120 cc) broth that has the dissolved saffron

After about 8 more minutes, add 2 tablespoons (30 gr) butter and the grated parmigiano cheese

Continue stirring and adding broth, and the rice will be ready after 2 minutes, it have to be firm but not too soft or overcooked .

Let the risotto rest for 2 minutes before serving

Tags

Italian Cooking, Italian Cuisine, Italian Food, Italian Recipe, Italian Recipes, Italy, Milan, Rice, Risotto, Saffron

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