Risotto Milanese

Risotto Milanese

  • Serves: 8
  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Total time: 40 minutes
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 1 pinch saffron
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large leek (white and light green parts), diced
  • 1 cup sliced cremini mushrooms
  • 2 cloves gar, minced
  • 2 cups dry Arborio rice
  • ¼ cup dry white wine
  • 1 cup sliced spinach
  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • ½ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme, chopped
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste

1. In a PADERNO Classic Non-Stick 1.3 L Sauce Pan, bring the stock to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat to low; cover and keep warm.

2. Heat a PADERNO Classic Non-Stick 2.8 L Sauce Pan over medium-high heat; add the oil. Sauté the leeks until tender, 3 to 4 minutes.

3. Add the mushrooms; sauté 3 to 4 minutes. Add the garlic; cook, stirring 2 to 3 more minutes.

4. Add the rice; stir until grains are coated. Pour in the wine; cook until liquid evaporates.

5. Add enough of the warm stock mixture to just cover the rice. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to maintain a simmer.

6. When liquid is absorbed, add a large ladleful more warm stock mixture. Repeat process, adding a ladleful at a time and allowing liquid to be absorbed before adding more, until all stock mixture is incorporated and rice is tender but firm, 20 to 25 minutes.

7. Remove from heat; stir in spinach. Stir in the butter, cheese, lemon juice and thyme. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Tip: Replace chicken stock with vegetable stock or broth for a meatless option.