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DELICIOUS RISOTTO RECIPES FOR EVERY FLAVOUR

The diverse world of risotto. A culinary masterpiece that takes the hearts of gourmets by storm! Vegan. Vegetarian. With meat or fish: immerse yourself in the delicious variety of things you can make with risotto rice. We'll take you on a sensual journey with our tried-and-tested recipes and practical tips. A journey to rediscover traditional risotto and turn it into a real culinary highlight. Enjoy the fascination of risotto magic!

THE BEST RISOTTO RECIPES AND HOW TO MAKE THEM

Of course, great risotto recipes are a must! They offer a varied selection for connoisseurs of all flavours. Discover a delicious world full of flavours and creamy delights with our unique risotto recipes! From vegan creations with tender vegetables to savoury variations with succulent meat or delicate seafood - our diverse recipes will make connoisseurs' hearts beat faster. 

THE BASIC RISOTTO RECIPE FOR YOU TO COPY

RISOTTO INGREDIENTS

  • 200 g risotto rice (e.g. Arborio)  
  • 1 onion, finely chopped 
  • 2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped 
  • 60 ml dry white wine  
  • 1 litre warm vegetable or chicken stock 
  • 50 g grated Parmesan cheese 
  • 2 tbsp butter 
  • 2 tbsp olive oil 
  • Salt and pepper to taste 

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INSTRUCTIONS

  • In a saucepan, sauté the onions and garlic in olive oil.
  • Add the rice and fry briefly.  
  • Pour in the wine and reduce.  
  • Gradually add the warm stock, stirring regularly until the rice is creamy and al dente (approx. 18-20 minutes).  
  • Stir in the parmesan and butter. 
  • Flavour with salt and pepper. 
  • Serve the risotto and enjoy. 

HOW TO MAKE THE POPULAR VEGAN RISOTTO

Let's start with the delicious vegan risotto. Prepared in this way, it does not require any animal products and still tastes incredibly creamy and flavourful. Instead of butter and parmesan, vegetable margarine or olive oil can be used to make the risotto smooth. Vegan wine, vegetable stock and spices give the dish a delicious flavour. A popular vegan risotto recipe is mushroom risotto, in which mushrooms or other fungi provide a savoury flavour.  

HOW TO MAKE A VEGETARIAN RISOTTO RECIPE

The vegetarian version is made without animal products such as meat, but not dairy products. The risotto rice is prepared with vegetables and possibly cheese. Pumpkin risotto, truffle risotto or beetroot risotto are just some of the many vegetarian variations that will enchant gourmets. 

RISOTTO WITH FISH OR SEAFOOD

If fish and seafood are right up your street, risotto also provides a delicious basis for this flavour. With smoked trout fillets, salmon or scallops, your risotto recipe becomes a special culinary experience. Preparations range from delicious horseradish risotto with smoked brook trout to asparagus risotto with wild garlic and salmon. The different types of seafood and fish combine wonderfully with the creamy rice variations to create a sophisticated flavour experience. 

RISOTTO RECIPES WITH MEAT

Those who prefer a meaty flavour will also find a large selection of variations in risotto. The Milanese risotto with saffron flavour and the Trevisano risotto with salsiccia and radicchio will delight you. Chicken, duck or beef also go perfectly with the delicious risotto dishes. The combination of meat with the intense flavours of risotto creates a harmonious and delicious dish. 

RISOTTO VARIATIONS: WHAT VARIATIONS ARE THERE?

There are also great variations of and with risotto! The recipes and dishes offer a delicious variety for diversity in the kitchen. Instead of the classic risotto rice, arborio, and other grains can be used to create unique flavour combinations. Pearl barley is a popular alternative to risotto rice and gives the dish a slightly nutty flavour. With their pleasantly firm bite, they are ideal for a delicious pearl barley risotto. 

PREPARE FRESH LENTIL RISOTTO

Lentils are also a wonderful choice if you want to try something other than risotto rice. The red lentil risotto with its soft consistency and nutty flavour is particularly popular. For a sophisticated variation, try a lentil risotto with beluga lentils, which impresses with its dark colour and intense flavour. Both red and beluga lentils combine perfectly with creamy rice to create a rich and filling meal.  

ALSO VERY POPULAR: BUCKWHEAT RISOTTO

Buckwheat is another exciting option for variations on risotto rice. With its earthy flavour, buckwheat risotto is a delicious and gluten-free alternative. The light graininess of buckwheat harmonizes wonderfully with the creamy texture of risotto and gives the dish a pleasant heartiness. Whether pearl barley, lentils or buckwheat - these creative risotto variations will not only delight vegetarians and vegans, but also all those looking for new, delicious flavour experiences. 

RISOTTO FAQ: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE RICE DISH

Choosing the right rice is crucial for a perfect risotto. The most popular and most commonly used risotto rice is Arborio. This Italian rice variety has a high starch content and provides the typical creamy consistency of the dish. Alternatively, Carnaroli or Vialone Nano can also be used. Rice pudding, on the other hand, is less suitable as it takes longer to cook and has a different starchy consistency.

A standard portion of risotto per person is around 70 to 100 grams of dry rice. However, it can vary depending on individual appetite. As a rule of thumb, you can calculate about 1.5 cups of cooked rice per person.

To give the risotto its characteristic flavour, we recommend using broth or stock. Depending on your preferences and the dish, you can prepare the stock yourself or buy a ready-made version.

It is important to keep the stock warm while you cook the risotto. The stock should not boil, but should always be hot so that the rice cooks evenly and the cooking time is reduced.

We recommend our high-quality cast iron cookware, such as the STAUB Cocotte, for preparing risotto. Stainless steel cookware is also well suited to distribute the heat evenly and prevent burning.

Risotto with red wine or white wine? Both are possible. White wine risotto is the most common choice, as this wine gives the dish a fine acidity and lots of great flavours. A dry white wine such as Pinot Grigio or Chardonnay is a good choice. Red wine can also be used to create a stronger and more intense risotto.

To cook a delicious red wine risotto, you can simply replace the white wine with red wine. The red wine gives the risotto a rich colour and a more intense flavour that goes well with stronger meat or mushroom dishes.

Yes, you can make risotto without wine. Instead of wine, simply use more stock to cook the rice. However, wine gives the risotto a special flavour, which is why it is often recommended.

Risotto is usually gluten-free as long as you use gluten-free risotto rice and gluten-free stock or broth in the preparation.

It is not necessary to wash risotto rice before cooking, as the starch grains it contains are important for making the risotto creamy. Washing would remove this starch and affect the desired consistency.

Fresh salads, roasted vegetables, fish or meat go well with risotto to add extra textures and flavours to the dish.

Risotto combines wonderfully with several types of meat. Chicken, duck, bacon, prawns or even beef are popular options for adding extra flavour to the dish.

Some delicious topping ideas for risotto include fresh parmesan, toasted pine nuts, chopped fresh herbs or a drizzle of olive oil to round off the dish.

To keep risotto warm, you can place it in a preheated oven at a low temperature or put it in a pan with a lid and place it on the hob when it is switched off.

Yes, risotto can be reheated without any problems. It can simply be reheated in the microwave or on the hob with a little extra stock to restore the creamy consistency.

Yes, you can freeze your risotto to enjoy later. It should be frozen in an airtight container (ideal for this: our vacuum boxes from ZWILLING FRESH & SAVE) and simply defrosted and reheated when needed to make it ready to serve again.

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