Risotto

One of the foods that appears to be the most challenging on Hell’s Kitchen is risotto. I’ve enjoyed eating it, but I’ve never made it. Before I branched out too much, I decided to just learn how to make the basic risotto first.

The basic risotto starts with olive oil, butter, and onion.

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After the onion is slightly browned, add the arborio rice and stir until coated with the oil and butter. Once coated, add a broth of choice (vegetable, chicken, broth) to barely cover the rice. Beef broth was all I had on hand, so that’s what I used!

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As the risotto swells and the liquid reduces, keep adding broth. I cooked this for about 25 minutes while constantly stirring. I added leftover cheese from the bagel challenge.

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I thought it turned out well. I do want to make something a little more unique and challenging with risotto though. I looked for some inspiration and found mushroom risotto, butternut squash risotto, and bacon risotto.

I sought out Chef Ramsey for more advice as I imagine what my own risotto would taste like, and I’ll leave you with this video of him giving risotto tips….

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