my first risotto

and it was pretty damn good. for a long time, i thought i hated risotto. the one time i ate it, it was crumbly and weird, cooked way too al dente. i thought that must be what all risotto was like. turns out i wasted a lot of time not eating risotto.

more wishful grilling is going on out here. but i’m not saying another word about the damn weather. it dumped a whole load of snow on us last night. god hates me.

Grilled Chicken Risotto with Mushrooms and Spinach
recipe found here

You Need:

about 4 cups chicken broth
a tablespoon olive oil
a small white onion, diced
garlic cloves, minced
about a cup or so of arborio rice
1/4 cup dry white wine
boneless skinless chicken breasts
salt and pepper
a tablespoon butter
1/3 cup parmesan cheese, grated
a few basil leaves, chopped
1/2 to 1 cup mushrooms, sliced (i used criminis)
some spinach

in a pot, bring the chicken broth to boil, then reduce it to simmer. in another pot, heat the olive oil. saute the onions and garlic til soft. add the rice and toast it up for a few minutes. add the wine and let it cook until the liquid has evaporated. add the warm stock, a ladleful at a time, stirring constantly until the liquid is absorbed. keep adding the stock a ladle full at a time until the rice has cooked just tender. while this is going on, season the chicken with salt and pepper. grill it until it is done, slice it up, and set aside. when the rice is done, stir in butter, parmesan cheese, salt and pepper, the basil, and the mushrooms. stir in the spinach and let it warm through and wilt down a little. serve with the sliced chicken breasts.

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4 Comments

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4 responses to “my first risotto

  1. Sarah

    You should try mushroom risotto with white mushrooms, wild mushrooms (if you can find them), white wine, and parmesan. divine!

    and i think i would quit if it snowed here again.

    hope you’re well!

  2. rebekah

    it does sound really awesome. i can wild mushrooms in the next town over 🙂 man, between that and the snow, i hate living here. boo.

    but i’m fine, really. i just complain a lot. how are you?

  3. this sounds and looks so good! i foresee risotto in my future!

    • rebekah

      you should definitely try a risotto – it’s way easier than i expected and the rice cooks up so creamy and lovely. arborio is really starchy so it gets like that naturally – you don’t even have to add cream or butter or whatever.

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