Basic risotto

Yield: 4 -6 serving

Measure Ingredient
1 tablespoon Butter
2 tablespoons Olive oil
1 cup Finely chopped onion
2 mediums Cloves garlic, peeled and
Minced
1½ cup Arborio rice
4 cups Chicken broth combined with
1 cup water, heated
⅓ cup Grated Parmesan cheese
Salt and freshly ground
Pepper to taste

1. In a large nonstick skillet, heat the butter and oil over medium heat.

Add the onion and garlic; saute until softened, about 5 minutes.

Stir

in the rice and cook, stirring 2 minutes.

2. Slowly start to add the liquid, about a ladleful at a time. Cook, covered, over low heat, 10 minutes. Wait until the liquid has been absorbed each time before adding the next ladleful. Repeat the cooking

process, covered, 10 minutes. Uncover and continue cooking, adding the

liquid slowly and stirring often. Total cooking time for the risotto

should be about 30 minutes. (The finished risotto should be creamy,

with a little chewiness in the center of the rice.) 3. Add the Parmesan, stirring until melted. Season if necessary with salt

and freshly ground black pepper.

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