How to cook a perfect risotto

Risotto is an Italian dish. Nowadays risotto is a very popular food all over the world. according to your family’s demand you want to cook risotto at home for your family. But you don’t know How to cook a perfect risotto. Now you want to learn it and make it in your kitchen.

Don’t worry, I know risotto is a very common dish in every family but many people don’t know the making process of risotto. So for this reason, I will discuss the risotto recipe, the process of making it, and more about risotto in this article. Just relax and continue reading this article to the end and learn all about risotto that helps you to make risotto.

Perfect risotto recipe: Ingredients

· 1.5 cups risotto rice

· 950ml chicken stoke

· 240ml white wine

· 3 tablespoons butter

· 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

· 2 garlic cloves

· 2 shallots (Finely minced)

· 180ml heavy cream

· Kosher salt and

· Black pepper

Make sure all of the ingredients are ready in your cooking area before start cooking.

How to cook a perfect risotto – Easy four steps

After getting all of the ingredients ready follow these four steps step by step for making your risotto tasty.

Step One: How to make risotto

Take a large bowl and combine chicken stoke, wine, and rice in that large bowl. Use your finger to mix that combine properly. Then remove the rice from the broth and give 5 minutes to drain all liquid from rice.

Step Two: How to make risotto

Place your selected pan for making risotto over medium-high heat. Heat up butter and oil until reduced foaming. Add rice and cook frequently and wait until all liquid has evaporated and the rice will take golden color. It will take almost 5minutes. Now add garlic cloves and shallots in the risotto cooking pan and cook for two minutes.

Step Three: How to make risotto

Now 1 cup of broth take besides your hand and pour the rest of the broth into the pan and cover the pan with a lid and cook for 10 minutes with medium-high heat. After 10 minutes uncover the pan and stir the rice with a spatula and shake the pan to disturb the rice. Reduce heat and cover the pan again for 10 minutes and cook.

Step Four: How to make risotto

Remove the lid and add the rest cup of broth into the pan. Increase the heat to high and cook. At this time stir and shake the rice consistently until all liquid is absorbed and the risotto is creamy. Turn off the heat and fold with heavy cream and cheese. Sprinkle salt and black pepper to taste and stir as desired.

Lastly, serve this delicious dish to your friends and family and enjoy it.

Notes: All processes will be done within 50 minutes. As a broth, you can use meat, vegetable, or fish according to your choice. And also if you want you can use saffron for risotto color and flavour.

Best rice for risotto

In the 14th century, rice has been grown in southern Italy. But nowadays there are many types of rice in the market. How you will find out the best rice for making risotto out of them. Short grain arborio rice is the best option for cook risotto. Most people use this rice for making this recipe.

This is molinella Italian arborio rice. This rice is best for making risotto. You can also use this rice for flan and rice pudding. This rice has been grown in northern Italy for the last 500 years. For high protein and starch content, this rice is used for the longer cooking meal. This rice is perfect for making risotto because of its sticky and creamy texture.

Best spatula for making risotto

The spatula is another important accessory for making risotto. There are different kinds of the spatula in the market. But, not all of them are suitable for risotto. Without selecting the perfect spatula, you will suffer while cook risotto. A wrong spatula will be the reason for your risotto being uncooked and damaging your cooking pan. So, choosing the perfect spatula is an important factor. For making risotto silicone spatula and wooden spatula are the best. So, I recommended for your cooking a silicone spatula.

This is OXO Good Grips 2-piece silicone spatula set. Two spatula have in this set. One of them is small and another is a jar spatula. The small spatula is ideal for use with a saucepan and small mixing bowl. On the other hand, jar spatula is used for skinny jars, blenders, food processes, etc. With it’s non-slip grip it is very easy to handle. This spatula is heat resistant and non-scratch so safe for cooking.

Health benefits of risotto

Risotto is a creamy dish that make with rice called arborio rice. Before making it for your family, you should learn the health benefits of risotto. So that, you can enjoy this delicious dish with your family satisfied.

1. The main ingredient of risotto is arborio rice which is very high in starch. The rice contains 36g of carbohydrates per serving. That helps to keep our bodies healthy.

2. Homemade risotto provides almost 7gm of fat per 100gm serving. That has included 3gm saturated fat, 2.4gm monounsaturated fat, and 1.3gm of polyunsaturated fat according to USDA.

3. Risotto is made of meat, seafood, or vegetable that is a good source of protein. And we know that protein is very important for our health.

4. Arborio rice is very helpful for increasing our digestive system. And risotto is made from arborio rice, so helps to increase our digestive system.

5. Sodium including in food is dangerous for our body. It increases high blood pressure and the risk of a heart attack. Arborio rice is sodium-free. So, risotto is reduced of risk our blood pressure and heart attack.


At the end of this article, you already got all of the points of how to cook a perfect risotto. Now, you are fully confident to cook risotto. Because you know the risotto recipe, the process of making it and many others that are useful for cooking risotto. I hope you will enjoy this delicious dish with your family very soon.

After completing your cooking and enjoying the dish, feel free to comment your experience and feedback in the comment box. Lastly, if you want to learn another recipe like pizza then visit another post on How to make pizza in frying pan.

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