Wednesday, March 2, 2011


I went with a pretty plain risotto for my first attempt. I used chicken stock, butter, a shallot and some Parmesan cheese. I garnished with a little bit of chive. I served it with Chicken and a glass of cranberry wine. I have to say it was pretty good, and I will be making it again soon!

Here is my recipe

2 Cups of Arborio rice
6 cups of chicken stock
3 tablespoons of butter
1 tablespoon of olive oil
1 large shallot
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Pepper to taste
Chives for garnish

In a large pot bring 6 cups of stock to a boil, reduce to a simmer.

Add 2 tbsp butter and olive oil to a large saute pan. Add rice and shallot and saute until shallot is soft.

Add 2 ladles of stock in at a time, and stir occasionally until combined, repeat until all of the stock is used and the mixture is creamy.

Add pepper, cheese and  remaining butter, stir to incorporate. Garnish with chives.

Happy Cooking!



sugarcookie067 said...

Joy,I love Risotto but I'm afraid to make it. Was it hard to make?

Joy B. said...

No, not really. It does take quite a bit of stirring, but is really very easy.