Risotto is one of those dishes that sounds so fancy, but it's actually ridiculously simple to make. Parmesan risotto is an awesome base to top with grilled chicken or roasted veggies. And did I mention that's it's only 4 ingredients?
Risotto is a great option to feed a crowd because you know it will fill everyone up. Or if you're looking to switch up your lunches, it's a great base for meal prep that will have all of your coworkers jealous.
- 1 tbsp butter
- 1 cup arborio rice
- 3 ½ cups good chicken stock
- 2 tbsp grated parmesan
Parmesan Risotto Directions:
In a medium pot on medium heat, melt the butter and add arborio rice. Toast rice for about 2 minutes, stirring frequently. This helps add more flavor to your risotto.
Add 1 ½ cups of chicken stock and bring to a boil. Stir constantly until almost all of the liquid is absorbed.
When liquid is absorbed, add another cup of stock to the pot. Continue to stir until most of the liquid is absorbed.
Repeat the process one more time, adding your final cup of stock. As the last cup of stock simmers down, cook on low. When the rice has a really creamy texture, you know you're done. Don't be afraid to add more stock if you need it. Risotto is something that cooks differently every time.
When your risotto achieves that creamy texture, add in your parmesan and stir well. Add grilled chicken or veggies, or keep it simple and drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and crispy sage.