Risotto, what chefs don't want you to know

Risotto is one dish that people think is super difficult, but just sticking to basics and a few key steps can have you sitting down to bowl of rich and creamy risotto. Probably the single most important thing is to use a high quality arborio or carnaroli rice, quality rice absorbs the most stock whilst still retaining that al dente texture. The next essential ingredient is a homemade broth added to the rice one ladle at a time while it's still hot. The only other crucial step is lightly toasting the rice once the onion is sauteed, the Italians call this the tostada. Serves 2 Ingredients 250g Arborio rice 800ml chicken stock 100ml white wine 2 x large mushrooms sliced 12 x cherry tomatoes 1 m

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