There are a lot of recipes for risotto. Some of them are very difficult. However, you can also find something simple and cook an exquisite dinner even if you are a beginner.
Let`s look at the classic recipe for risotto with wild rice. In order to avoid making mistakes while cooking, here is the list of simple secrets you need to keep in mind.
The most important ingredient is the broth. It should be cooked in 15-20 minutes. It`s recommended to use chicken broth for the meal in order for it to be very fragrant and nutritious. Don’t forget to choose the best and the highest quality ingredients: clean water, fresh vegetables and a good wine.
To begin with, choose a good chicken. It should be fresh and good-looking. If it’s possible, replace the ordinary salt with sea salt. Add only a small pinch of salt, so as not to spoil the taste and make the colour of the dish darker.
Another important ingredient is rice. Choose Italian rice and cook it until the meal is half-ready. Do not wash it. In Italy, cheese isn’t used for cooking the risotto. However, you can enrich the taste of the dish and make it creamier, using this ingredient. Choose hard cheese and keep in mind that is should be fresh.
When choosing the wine, it is not necessary to buy the most expensive one. It’s important for the wine to be dry and fragrant enough. Speaking of the herbs, I can say that the only one ingredient you should definitely add into the pan is saffron. If you buy dry herbs, leave them in the pan with the boiled water for 40 minutes. Now let’s look at the recipe itself.
Be careful adding salt and pepper, especially if you’re using salty cheese and fragrant spices. In this case, all the extra ingredients can spoil everything.