How to make Risotto?

Risotto is definitely one of my favorite dishes! If I had to be more specific, I meant the “mushrooms and chicken risotto”! I can already feel the taste in my mouth just talking about it…

Oh wait! Silly me! I have literally the taste in my mouth because this was my dinner tonight! Yeah, by planning on writing and sharing with you my recipe for a “mushrooms and chicken risotto”, I felt like I needed one for dinner! Mmm, yummy.

This is one of the dishes that I love to prepare for eventual guests coming home. It’s so tasty, creamy and yummy that no one can actually resist it! πŸ˜‰

Ingredients needed to make a risotto

Count 40 to 50 minutes to prepare it.
You will need (for 2 people):

– 250g of chestnut mushrooms
– 400g of chicken pieces
– 5cl of liquid cream
–  3 coffee cups of risotto rice (called arborio rice)
–  olive oil, salt and pepper
–  water or veggie stock
(I personally use water as I find the risotto too salty otherwise) – you should need 3 to 4 big glasses of water or veggies stock in total.

How to make risotto


How to make a risotto?

1. Cut the onion into small pieces and fry them in a big pan with olive oil.
2. Once the onion is softened, add the arborio rice and stir it until it becomes a bit transparent (because of the oil). It shouldn’t take longer than a minute.
3. Add a glass of water (or veggie stock if you prefer to go with this alternative) and stir to make sure that the rice doesn’t stick to the pan. Continue to add glasses of water everytime that it is almost completely evaporated, but always make sure to continue stiring!
4. In parallel, cut the chicken and the mushrooms into pieces.
5. Cook the chicken in a separate pan with olive oil. Add the mushrooms to this same pan, once the chicken is half cooked and stir. This is also the moment to add salt and pepper.
6. Once the rice is cooked (try it), add the chicken and the mushrooms and stir so the taste spread in the rice.
7. Add the cream and the parmesan and stir a final time.

Ready to serve!!! You can add more parmesan on top of the risotto in the plate before serving it (as a decoration), but generally, the taste is perfect like this!

Note: Feel free to add 50ml of white wine while cooking the rice, if you wish to give an extra taste to your risotto. I personally prefer to keep it simple, but this is something you can definitely do! πŸ™‚

Note 2: Parmesan is unfortunately quite pricey, BUT the good news is that you can replace it with Grana Panado: the taste is similar but it’s better for smaller budgets.

And you, what is your favorite risotto?

Signature Laura

Related topic: How to make homemade fried rice?

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