recipe to die for How to cook risotto


Start with a good carnaroli rice, which produces superior results (Acquerello brand is one of the best). When it's time to add the rice, stir the grains until they become translucent, add a good lug of dry white wine and cook until it has evaporated. Key to a perfect risotto is a good-quality homemade stock that must be gently simmering before it is slowly added, one ladleful at a time, to the rice. After 20 minutes or so, fold in butter and parmesan, turn off the heat, cover and let the risotto rest for 3 to 4 minutes before serving.