This is a risotto recipe makes every occasion a special one! Risotto all milanese is beautifully and gently flavored with saffron. You can find saffron in the spice aisle of your grocery store. Or online at stores like here
- 2 1/2 quarts light chicken stock or low-sodium broth
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 medium onion, minced
- 1/2 teaspoon saffron threads
- 3 1/4 cups arborio rice (1 pound 10 ounces)
- 1 1/2 cups dry white wine
- 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
- Salt and freshly ground pepper
In a large saucepan, bring the chicken broth to a boil over high heat. Cover and keep hot over low heat.
In a heavy 6-quart pot or casserole, melt 2 tablespoons of the butter over moderate heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 6 minutes.
Crumble in the saffron threads and cook for 1 minute, stirring.
Add the rice and stir to coat thoroughly with butter, about 2 minutes. Add the wine and cook over moderately high heat, stirring, until evaporated.
Add enough hot stock to cover the rice (about 1 1/2 cups) and bring to a boil, stirring. Reduce the heat to moderate. Cook, stirring the rice constantly, until the stock has been absorbed. Continue adding the stock, 1 1/2 cups at a time, and stirring until it is absorbed before adding more; the risotto is done when the rice is just tender and the liquid is thick, about 25 minutes total.
Remove the risotto from the heat and stir in the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter and the cheese. Season the risotto with salt and pepper and serve.