I love risotto… something about the creaminess and the richness of it served with chicken or red meat. I never tried making risotto before so i figured i would give it a shot and was looking for something without heavy cream.
are you scared of making risotto? is it too intimidating for you? GET OVER IT! this is so easy!!! and you will impress everyone with its deliciousness.
here it is!
3 tbsp unsalted butter
1 onion, chopped in little pieces
1 cup arborio rice
1/2 cup of dry white wine
3 1/2 cups of chicken broth
1/2 cup of grated parmesan cheese
salt and pepper to taste
2 tbsp dried basil
Melt only 2 tbsp butter in a medium pot on medium heat. Add the onion and salt and pepper to the butter, and stir until softened about 6 minutes. Add the rice and stir around letting it cook for about a minute or so, add the wine and let it simmer until it starts to absorb. Add the chicken broth and cover the pot to let it absorb, stirring every so often…about 10 minutes. Feel free to lower the heat at any point if it gets too hot. If the rice is too dry add more broth. It should be all creamy and delicious at this point. Add in the basil, another 1 tbsp of unsalted butter, the parmesan cheese and stir. YUM.
Enjoy under a hunk of meat or chicken with some veggies like asparagus or broccoli.