One of the famous Italian recipes that are known for its taste all around the world is Black Rice Risotto. Made with the delicious combination of black rice, Parmesan cheese, veg stock, salt, and pepper, this easy-to-make recipe will be an instant hit in your household. Black rice, if you're not familiar with it, is glutinous rice which makes it perfect for risottos. It cooks up purple rather than black and tastes nutty and quite delicious. Try this simple and delicious recipe at home.
LEVEL: EASY | TIME: 1 hour 10 minutes | YIELDS: 4 servings
➢ 6 cups low-sodium chicken broth
➢ 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
➢ 1 medium onion, finely diced
➢ 1 1/2 cups black rice
➢ 1/2 cup dry white wine
➢ Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
➢ 3/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
➢ 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced
➢ Bring the broth to a simmer in a saucepan over medium-high heat; cover and keep warm.
➢ Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onions and cook until soft, for about 4 minutes.
➢ Add the rice to it and cook, stirring, 1 minute. Reduce the heat to medium-low. Stir in the wine until the liquid is absorbed, for about 3 minutes.
➢ Ladle in 3/4 cup hot broth and cook, stirring constantly, until the liquid is absorbed, 6 to 7 minutes. Repeat with the remaining broth, adding 3/4 cup at a time, until the rice is tender but somewhat chewy, about 50 minutes. ➢ Stir in 3/4 teaspoon salt, pepper to taste, and 1/2 cup parmesan. Divide among bowls. Top with the remaining 1/4 cup parmesan and the basil.
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