This impressive entree is built around rice, an inexpensive staple. Instead of using pricier traditional Arborio rice, we experimented with long-grain white rice in this risotto. It yields results that are just as creamy and delicious.
Everyday Food, January 2009
- Prep Time 40 minutes
- Total Time 40 minutes
- Yield Serves 4
- 2 cans (14 1/2 ounces each) reduced-sodium chicken broth
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 medium red onion, finely chopped
- 6 medium carrots, grated
- Coarse salt and ground pepper
- 1 1/4 cups long-grain white rice
- 1/2 cup dry white wine
- 1/4 cup grated Parmesan
- In a saucepan, bring broth and 2 cups water to a bare simmer over medium.
- In a large saucepan, melt 1 tablespoon butter over medium. Add onion and carrots; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, 5 to 7 minutes. Stir in rice. Add wine; cook, stirring, until absorbed, 1 to 2 minutes.
- Add 2 cups hot broth; simmer over medium-low, stirring frequently, until mostly absorbed, 10 to 12 minutes. Continue to add broth, 1 cup at a time, stirring occasionally, until absorbed before adding more. Cook until rice is creamy and just tender, about 20 minutes (you may not need all the broth).
- Remove risotto from heat. Stir in Parmesan and 1 tablespoon butter, and season with salt and pepper.
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