Risotto Milanese could be just the gluten free recipe you've been looking for. For $2.19 per serving, you get a hor d'oeuvre that serves 6. One portion of this dish contains around 11g of protein, 22g of fat, and a total of 532 calories. This recipe is typical of Mediterranean cuisine. Head to the store and pick up wine, parmigiano-reggiano, chicken stock, and a few other things to make it today. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes roughly 55 minutes.
Coat a large saucepan generously with olive oil over medium heat.
Add the onions and salt and sweat them until translucent, about 5 minutes. Bring the pan to a medium-high heat.
Add the rice and cook for 3 to 4 minutes, letting the rice slightly stick to the bottom of the pan and scraping it off. It should also sound crackly.
Add the saffron to the hot chicken stock; the stock should turn bright yellow.
Add the wine to the pan until it covers the surface of the rice. Season with salt and cook over a medium-high heat, stirring continuously until the wine has absorbed into the rice.
Add the saffron chicken stock to the pan until it covers the rice. Cook over a medium-high heat, stirring continuously until the stock has absorbed into the rice.
Repeat this process two more times with the hot saffron chicken stock. When the third addition of the stock has absorbed and the rice is very creamy, bite a couple grains of rice to be sure it is cooked perfectly. If it is still a little crunchy, add a little more stock and cook the rice for another couple of minutes. When the rice is cooked perfectly, remove it from the heat.
Toss in the butter and Parmigiano-Reggiano and "whip the heck out of it." The rice should be creamy but still flow and hold its own shape.
Recommended wine: Chianti, Verdicchio, Trebbiano
Risotto can be paired with Chianti, Verdicchio, and Trebbiano. Italians know food and they know wine. Trebbiano and Verdicchio are Italian white wines that pair well with fish and white meat, while Chianti is a great Italian red for heavier, bolder dishes. The Bibbiano Chianti Classico Riserva with a 4.9 out of 5 star rating seems like a good match. It costs about 28 dollars per bottle.
Bibbiano Chianti Classico RiservaA well-balanced, flavorful wine that is especially good for the vintage. It offers attractive red cherries and berries and spicy, garrigue and lapsang suchong smoky tea notes on the nose and palate. It has a silky attack, a well-balanced palate and a persistent finish.