Risotto is a widely known dish from northern Italy. It is rich and creamy serving alone or with some side products. The ingredients can be rather savory like cheese, meat, seafood, vegetables. Even sweet versions are available when risotto is added with chocolate and dried fruits.
Though, it is cooked quickly and simply, still there are moments, which should be taken into account, if you want to provide the specialty instead of getting elementary rice porridge. It would be good to ask the true Italian about those key details, but if there is none of them, follow our recommendations. Usually this meal is served as the first course, but it can be taken as a main course also. If you add some white wine to it, it will be delicious.
Now we tell you some vital secrets. You should take the rice high in starch in round or small irregular form. This type of rice absorbs liquid (water with wine and butter) releasing the starch and creating such a thick sauce.
You can change the additionally components of the dish, but never break the technology repeating it step by step. The rice is cooked over a medium heat and the liquid mixture is added gradually after the previous portion is absorbed. You are expected to stir the rice continuously. The degree of thickness is also important. The cooked meal should have a kind of sticky texture but not be able to flow easily as water.
Sunday Night Dinner Recipes: Risotto
Sunday dinner is a particular time when you can gather all the family at the table. For this occasion we offer one of the most popular sunday night dinner recipes - risotto. It helps you to prepare the delicious special dinner for less than an hour.
- 2 tbsp butter
- 1 piece yellow onion
- 2 piece cloves garlic
- 1.5 cups rice
- 4 cups chicken broth
- 1 pound large shrimp
- 1/2 cup Parmesan (rice)
- 3 tbsp fresh parsley
- 3 tbsp fresh basil leaves
- Salt and pepper to taste
Take pressure cooker, put butter into it and heat over medium until it is melt.
Add onion and garlic to this cooker and heat until it becomes soft, and this will take you about 4 minutes.
Add rice and cook the onion, stirring thoroughly during a minute.
In the long run pour 3 cups of broth into a cooker and sprinkle with salt. Cover with a lid.
Now increase the heat and add the rice, let it boil, then reduce the heat and cook for 10 minutes until the rice is ready, meaning it becomes tender.
Remove from heat and stir in a cup of broth you still have, add shrimp and cook over medium heat during about 5 minutes.
To finish, place parmesan, herbs, and remaining tablespoon of butter to the cooker.
Now you can serve it. If you want to decorate the dish, use herbs.
You know, the risotto cannot be cooked too fast and without you to be involved into it. You will spend about 20 minutes stirring the rice all the time, but it is well worth the effort. You’ve got the nutritious, tasty, healthy and special supper in Italian style!