Risotto Milanese accompanies Ossobuco beautifully. I am pairing these two dishes together as they are a match made in heaven. Some delicious comfort food during the week or weekend can be pleasurable. Home cooked, hearty food to warm the soul inside and out.
1 onion (finely chopped)
40 grams butter (unsalted)
400 grams Arborio Rice
1 glass dry white wine
1.5 litres vegetable stock (hot)
1 sachet saffron (10 grams)
6 tablespoons Parmesan cheese
4 tablespoons olive oil
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 30 minutes + 2 minutes resting time
Serves: 4 people
- Heat the vegetable stock in a pot large enough and when it comes to a simmer turn off the heat. Add the saffron threads to the stock and allow to infuse for a few minutes until the stock becomes a orange in colour.
- Heat the oil in a pan, add the onion and saute until the onion has softened.
- Add the rice and cook for a few minutes stirring.
- Add the wine into the rice.
- Gradually start adding the stock and continue stirring until the stock evaporates into the rice. Add more stock and continue to stir the rice until it has absorbed more stock. Continue this process until all the stock has been used and the rice has released its starches, has a creamy consistency and is al dente. The al dente rice is still firm in the centre of the grain while the rest is soft and the rice has released all its starches into the dish.
- Towards the end stir in the butter and then add the Parmesan cheese. Continue to stir until thoroughly melted and combined with the risotto. Allow to stand for a few minutes and you are ready to serve.
To cook a good risotto, you must always stir the rice throughout the whole cooking process. The stock must be hot or simmering whilst being added to the rice. You do not want the rice to stick to the bottom of the pan and burn. The temperature must be on medium to high for the risotto to bubble away in the pot with the stock. The final result is a creamy consistency and the rice a little al dente.
Loved your recipe
Thank you Priyabrataa. Have a lovely weekend. 🙂 Milanka
Hello Milanka! Great post 😉 I love that risotto and you have it so well written! Thank you 💞
Hello Vero, thanks for your lovely message and for stopping by. Much love to you and Canito. 🙂 Milanka
Thank you, Milanka! 💞 Stopping by is always enjoyable! You have lovely blog! Have a great weekend! 🙃
Thanks you Vero.
It is many years ago, I made risotto. Maybe I will try your recipe, Milanka. It looks very good.
Hello Irene, thanks for your message and for stopping by. Hope you are keeping well. Much love Milanka 🙂
Thank you Milanka, enjoy your weekend 🙂
I will consider this side dish when making Ossobuco in a day or two, lovely combination of flavours!
Thank you Kreso. Keep well.
I’ve never had risotto before…looks amazing!
Thank you for stopping by Lynn. You must try risotto. You may discover a dish you love especially if it has some of your favourite ingredients. 🙂 Milanka