Saffron-Risotto-6Saffron is the most expensive spice there is. It is a fantastic taste maker plus has also some vitamins and minerals (manganese, magnesium, iron, potassium, vitamin C and B6), of course you will only use a bit for your meal but still it is good to say that is a healthy spice. The saffron risotto is also known as “Risotto a la Milanese”, a perfect soft, creamy rice, easy to make and very good as side dish for meats or maybe as lunch. 

The ingredients you need are:

  • 200 gr. risotto rice
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 850 ml to 1 l. vegetable or chicken stock
  • A good pinch of saffron
  • Butter
  • 100 ml. white wine
  • 40 gr. grated parmesan

Saffron-Risotto-1Put the saffron in a small bowl and cover with some stock, stir a bit and let it rest until needed. Set a pan and melt 20 gr. butter, add the onion and cook until soft, about 8-10 minutes.

Saffron-Risotto-2 Saffron-Risotto-3Stir the risotto by the onions for a minute, add the wine and saffron stock, keep stirring until is cooked away. Then add the stock soup spoon at the time. The secret of a good risotto is to cook slowly spoon after spoon, just patience.

Saffron-Risotto-4This process will take about 25 minutes, once the rice is soft add some more butter and the grated parmesan, mix all well, let it rest for a couple of minutes and serve with a bit of extra olive oil and some more parmesan. The perfect side dish for any meal.

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