Welcome to the most interactive cookery on the net with thousands of free recipes and tons of cooking tips!
welcome to home of more than 3,000 free recipes
Recipes  Cooking tips  Coupon codes  Blog  Links  Sitemap  Free newsletter  
Search our website:

  • pasta
  • pizza
  • soups
  • potage & broth
  • rice & risotto
  • sauces & marinades
  • ...more
  • Get our FREE newsletter!
    Subscribe to
    Enter your e-mail address:

    Website by: For Your eyes Only

    Great rice and risotto recipes at

    Print FREE Grocery Coupons at Home

      RECIPE TITLE " Risotto with Saffron (Risotto allo zafferano)" courtesy of iGourmet Specialty Recipes

    yieldsserves 4 time Preperation time: 25 minutes. Cooking time for the risotto: 16 - 20 minutes.difficultyeasy


    • 15 oz. Italian Arborio rice
    • 1 1/2 quarts broth (preferably meat broth)
    • 1 onion (finely chopped)
    • 2 oz. butter
    • Saffron (about 1/4 teaspoon)
    • salt & pepper
    • Parmigiano Reggiano to taste


    Saute the chopped onion in two tablespoons butter.
    Add the rice, stir and seize it.
    Begin adding the broth (about a ladle at a time).
    While always stirring with a wooden spoon continue to slowly add the broth as it becomes absorbed by the rice.
    Add salt to taste; this may or may not be necessary depending on the taste of the broth.
    It may be that the broth itself contains the necessary amount of salt.

    When the Risotto is almost cooked, add the Saffron (which has been diluted in a half cup of broth).
    Continue stirring until totally cooked.
    Remove from heat and immediately add the remaining butter.
    Stir well. This is called "mantecare" the risotto, which is the key to achieving a smooth and creamy texture.

    Serve immediately very hot.
    The risotto can be sprinkled with the grated cheese, with more grated cheese served on the side to be used according to taste.

    Note: a perfect risotto should always be moist with a smooth texture.

    HOT! We recommend:


    Back to section's index Print page Top of the page

    Partners: Sur La Table Peapod The Coffee Taster's Club Teavana Healthy Teas Pfaltzgraff Web Site Shop Domestications Peet's Coffee & Tea

    © 1997-2009 IM, All rights Res. | Privacy | | | Home