Parmesan Risotto Recipe

Rating 5.0
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Cheesy, creamy and decadent, Parmesan risotto pairs well with just about any side. Arborio rice is slow-cooked with chicken broth until plump and combined with nutty Parmesan.
Dinner
Italian
11
ingredients
8
steps
35
minutes
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Ingredients

Servings:
4
6 cup(s)
low-sodium chicken broth
3 tblsp
butter, divided
1 tblsp
olive oil
2
shallots, finely diced
2
garlic cloves, finely minced
1 1/2 cup(s)
arborio rice
1/2 cup(s)
dry white wine
1
freshly grated Parmesan cheese, plus more for garnish
1 tsp
lemon zest, finely grated
salt and pepper, to taste
finely chopped fresh parsley, for garnish

Directions 8 steps | 35 Minutes

Step 1

In a small pot, bring the chicken stock to a simmer. In a Dutch oven or a heavy-bottomed pot over medium heat, combine 1 tablespoon of butter with olive oil. 

Step 2

Once the butter melts, add the shallots and cook until softened, about 3-4 minutes.

Step 3

Add the garlic cloves and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.

Step 4

Add the arborio rice and toast until the edges of the rice become translucent, about 2-3 minutes.

Step 5

Add the white wine and cook until the rice has absorbed all the liquid.

Step 6

Add one ladle full of the chicken broth and cook, gently stirring constantly, until the rice has absorbed the liquid. Repeat until the rice is cooked to al dente, but not crunchy. The rice may be done before all of the chicken broth is used.

Step 7

Stir in the Parmesan cheese and the lemon zest. Season with salt and pepper.

Step 8

Garnish with more Parmesan cheese and chopped parsley before serving. Enjoy!


Notes:

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Nutrition Per Serving
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CALORIES
514
FAT
16.5 g
PROTEIN
15.9 g
CARBS
71.5 g

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Jolee S.

Jolee

26 Jul 2022

Risotto is so daunting, so I'm so happy this recipe had a video to help me follow along. It came out wonderful!

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