Risotto can be as simple or as fancy as you like. You really only need a few ingredients – butter, olive oil, onion, garlic, rice, stock and parmesan. From here you can add anything you like. We recommend throwing some pancetta or sausage into this Basic Risotto recipe from Gourmet Traveller. This is an easy lunch or dinner you can throw together and enjoy with our 2019 Cosa Nostra Arneis. The acidity and pear flavours really freshen up the palate after every tasty mouthful.~ Rebecca
93 POINTS “Light yellow colour; the bouquet is attractively spicy, faintly nutty, and quite complex. The wine is rich and layered, medium-bodied and retains delicacy. A really delicious wine, with flavour that sustains interest. Fine and balanced, and great drinkability.” Huon Hooke, The Real Review, 22/3/2020.
Basic Risotto w/ Arneis
Serves 4 | 15 mins preparation | 40 mins cooking
- 30 ml olive oil
- 60 gm butter, coarsely chopped
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
- 250 gm vialone nano rice
- 100 ml dry white wine
- 750 ml (3 cups) simmering chicken stock
- 40 gm finely grated parmesan
- First things first, open a bottle of 2019 Cosa Nostra Arneis pour a glass and take a sip!
Heat oil and half the butter in a wide casserole over medium heat. Add onion and garlic and stir occasionally until very soft (8-10 minutes).
Add rice, stirring to coat, and cook until just toasted (1 minute).
Add wine and stir occasionally until almost evaporated (2-3 minutes).
Add hot stock a ladleful at a time, stirring continuously until stock is absorbed before adding more. Cook until rice is al dente (20-25 minutes), remove from heat, stand 1 minute.
Beat in parmesan and remaining butter until combined and creamy. Season to taste and serve immediately.
Source: Gourmet Traveller