Champagne risotto

Would you like to give a distinct and refined touch to your cooking, maybe at a special event, giving your guests a truly sensual experience alongside delicacy for connoisseurs? Well, today I hope to inspire you with something out of the ordinary, a great risotto to treat your better half on Women's Day: champagne risotto, a specialty for lovers of the culinary arts. For this recipe you must not skimp on ingredients because your goal – don’t forget! - is to impress the most important person in your life, and to celebrate this international festival with taste and elegance. And if you don’t like champagne? Well, don’t worry, because other wines offer varieties of high quality, perfect to communicate your admiration for the lady in your life!

Ingredients

  • vialone rice 150 grams
  • champagne 250 millilitres
  • onions 30 grams
  • salt
  • water
  • butter
  • parmesan
Information
20 minutes Total time
20 minutes Active time
Serves 1 person
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Preparation

Fry the onion in a saucepan with a little oil. Add the rice a to the pan and fry in the oil and onion for a few seconds. Add the champagne and, once absorbed, add water. Gradually continue cooking, adding more hot water only when the previous quantity has evaporated. Add a pinch of salt. Once cooked al dente, turn off the heat and stir in the butter and then the parmesan cheese.

Tips
You don’t like Champagne and want to savour the unique taste of an Italian sparkling wine instead? Try using a prosecco.
Trivia
Do you want to pair some drinking wine with your risotto? Then uncork a nice dry white such as a Sauvignon or Müller Thurgau.

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