Saffron Risotto Quick and easy recipe

Saffron risotto: it is a typical dish of northern Italy, it is often confused with the Milanese risotto but there are differences: in the saffron risotto, for example, there is no ox marrow present in the Milanese one, moreover wine is used for blend the risotto unlike the Milanese. Saffron risotto is often used as a base to which porcini mushrooms, truffles or sausages are then added, and there are those who also use it as a base for seafood risotto. But already on its own with the addition of parmesan and butter it is delicious, try it!

Ingredients for 2 people

  • 180 gr of carnaroli rice
  • 1 sachet of saffron
  • 2 tablespoons of Parmigiano Reggiano
  • 1/2 onion
  • 1 generous knob of butter
  • 1/2 glass of white wine
  • 1/2 liter of broth

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How to make saffron risotto

Finely chop the onion, put a piece of butter (40 g) in a saucepan (I, cooking for 2 people, I used a small saucepan, for several people use a low and wide saucepan), brown the onion without letting it lightly brown always stirring with a wooden spoon, add the rice and toast it for a minute in order to absorb the butter,

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Risotto

turn up the heat and pour the white wine over the rice, let it evaporate and then add 2 ladles of broth,

saffron risotto
Risotto

turn with a wooden spoon and add more broth only when the previous one is completely absorbed, when there are 5 minutes from the end of cooking, dissolve the saffron sachet in half a glass of broth, turn with a wooden spoon and add more broth only when the previous one is completely absorbed, when there are 5 minutes from the end of cooking, dissolve the saffron packet in half a glass of broth, mixing everything well,

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Saffron risotto

cook for the remaining minutes,

Saffron risotto
Saffron risotto

turn off the heat and add the cheese and butter, mix everything,

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Saffron risotto

and serve with flakes of Parmesan. And your saffron risotto is ready… .if you prepare a little more, the leftovers are perfect for making delicious arancini!

WINE PAIRING: a Italic Riesling from Oltrepò

In this blog for wine pairings I have consulted the sites most often: www.bodegasdevino.org

Saffron risotto

Enjoy your meal!

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