Risotto is a creamy and delicious first course and it can be prepared in many delicious ways. It is so versatile. It’s my kind of comfort food 😋
Most people think risotto is difficult to make and time consuming but it doesn’t take more than maximum a half an hour to cook and is simply delicious.
Risotto is more about the technique than the dish. Once you get a feel for the basic steps of making the soffrito, toasting the rice, and adding in the broth a scoop at a time, a whole world of dishes opens up. You can add veggies, fish, meat, or any other combination of flavors and textures that you like.
Risotto cannot be done with any type of rice. Arborio and carnaroli are the most common of risotto rice and readily available at most markets.
First thing, I had prepared a broth from veggies: carrots, celery, onions and I have added crab meat to flavour it. You can also prepare your stock in advance or you may buy it but is very easy to do it. I have added the crab meat for flavour but if you cook a veggie risotto then of course no need of fish taste in it 😊
And because I wanted something different, instead of doing a normal soffritto, the veggies from the stock I have pureed them with a blender and I have used them instead of soffritto.
In a sauté pan, melt some butter over medium heat. Add the pureed veggies and a pinch of salt and cook about 1-2 minutes. Add the rice and stir until every grain is coated with the butter and veggies. Continue stirring the rice for about 2 minutes. Add a splash of white wine that will add another layer of flavor and help lift up any bits that have caramelized to the pan. Add the wine, and simmer, stirring constantly, until the wine has completely reduced and the pan is nearly dry, about 3 minutes.
Add the crab meat and begin incrementally adding the broth a little bit each time, stirring regularly between additions. Wait until the liquid has been almost completely absorbed by the rice before adding the next ladle; don’t rush this step as ideally, you want to use just enough broth to cook the rice and no more. Continue adding broth until the rice is al dente and the broth is creamy. Begin tasting the rice after about 12-15 minutes to see how far it has cooked. The risotto is ready when the rice is al dente (when it still has a bit of chew) and the dish has the consistency of thick porridge, 20 to 30 minutes maximum and you might not use up all of the broth. If you run your spatula through the risotto, the risotto will flow slowly to fill in the space.
As a final step, add 1 or 2 more tablespoons of butter if desired and grated parmesan cheese to enrich the risotto and make it extra-creamy and silky.
Serve the risotto immediately. Don’t let it stand, as the more the starches will set, you’ll lose the creamy silkiness.
It is 😋😉
This looks really good
It is, thank you 😊
Mmmm! Looks delicious!😋😋😋
It really is, thank you 😊
Sounds and looks great 👍
It really is 😊🌷
Hi. Thanks for a really mouth watering article and recipe. Can’t wait to try. Happy Creamy Risotto Days. Have a wonderful day. Goff.
Yay 😁 It is really good 😉
Thanks. Have a wonderful day. Goff
It is so delicious! Especially with crab meat. Straight away, when I see food I automatically start to count calories. If I would eat the one plate of this I would not need any food through the day. 😂😂😂😂
True but sometimes we need to give us a treat right? 😉😊
wow…looking delicious…..nice tasty combination
Thank you 😊 It is really delicious 😋
Risotto 😁 I have a funny story with Risotto but won’t humiliate myself 😁
Sounds delicious and simple to make 😊 have a great weekend 💕💕😊
Ah, I would love to hear it 😉 It is simple and delicious as always 🤪🌷 Wish you a lovely Sunday dear Huguette 💕🌷
Nope hahah it’s a bit silly 🙃
Have a great Sunday as well 😊😊💕
Ribana, what’s the meaning of your blog name? I mean why this name? 🧐🧐
I wanted to not be tight to one topic only, I wanted to cover a few of my hobbies such as traveling, cooking, photos, dogs but also bring a ray of sunshine in people’s life through some inspirational and motivational words, I wanted something simple, something light, but at the same time colourful and funny, something that represent me, something that people can remember easily and that’s how popsicle came out 😁
Thank you the information and it’s a great choice 🙂 Now I know the reason why haha
Have a great day 😁😁
Not the correct rice 🍚 😁 No problem, next time will go better 😉 🤗🌷
Me confused 😐 Didn’t get that 😳😳😳🤭🤭🤭
Hahahaha…..another WP trick…I was replying to another message and it did not go through….then I kept clicking clicking and it was published wrongly 😱 sorry for the confusion 😉
Thank you 😊☺️
hahahha don’t worry at all 😊😊 I just didn’t want to sound stupid that’s it 😀 😀
I love risotto! I’m so glad I met my husband and he introduced me to this dish! There are many ways to make it, too!
True! It is very versatile 😋😉 These husbands nowadays are great cooks 😉
Good thing they are ’cause I burn stuff without trying! XD
Hello, looks easy and tasty, but can you invite me for lunch please?😄have a wonderful weekend and thank you for visiting my blog❤️
Hi Ilona, sure, be my guest 😊 Wish you a lovely and happy Sunday too 🌷🌸
This sounds wonderful! My stomach is growling!! Yum!!!
It is really delicious 😋 and easy to make 😉
Thank you 😊
Gah. this makes me really sad, cause I live in Oklahoma and the only crab I can get is canned and it’s awful! so maybe I’ll just print your risotto photo and hang it up to stare at occasionally!
😊 Oh, thank you 😊 …not sure how canned crab is but maybe the frozen one is better?
Frozen is water-logged and tasteless.☹️
I love risotto and I agree that it does not take all that long and is so worth it.
Indeed! Sometimes we’re scared to try because we think is too difficult or is taking too long but is not the case with risotto 😉
Suoni e sembra assolutamente delizioso
Grazie 😊 E’ proprio buono 😋
Thank you 😊 It really is 😉
Very nice 🙂
And delicious too 😉😋 Thank you Rory 😊
I can well imagine 🙂
Still trying to perfect on how to cook risotto. But when you get it right, so delicious.
Very true 😉 The idea is to keep it always al dente and creamy 😉