The foundation of a perfectly cooked, creamy risotto, Village Harvest’s Arborio rice will make you as passionate about your food as a traditional Italian. Harvested in Northern Italy where the climate is cool and the soil is marshy, this “superfino” grade Arborio rice is simply the best available. True to its native roots in the Po River Valley, this relatively short, plump, pearl-like grain absorbs lots of liquid while slowly and evenly releasing its inherent starch. The result is a warm comforting, lightly textured dish that will transport you to Italy.
SIMPLE RISOTTO INSTRUCTIONS
- Heat 1 Tbsp olive oil in a high-sided pan. Stir in 1 1/2 cups of Village Harvest Arborio Rice and cook for 1 minute.
- Add 5 cups of chicken broth, 1 cup at a time, stirring constantly over med-low heat. Continue until rice is cooked and liquid is absorbed; about 20-30 minutes.
- Remove from heat, stir in 2 Tbsp of butter and season with salt and pepper.
Makes 4 servings.
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