Gorgeous Saffron Risotto
This gorgeous Risotto Milanese or Saffron Risotto has a specific, intense, fantastic flavor. Its vivid color is beautiful, and when you serve this risotto with Osso Buco, it is a match made in heaven. These are the reasons why we adore this recipe:
- very creamy, intense, and vividly yellow
- the recipe takes only 35 minutes to make
- a simple, beginner-friendly recipe
- the grated parmesan on top adds a lovely saltiness
- store in the fridge or use any leftovers for arancini
Essential Ingredients for Risotto Milanese
There are a few ingredients in this Risotto Milanese recipe, but some are essential, and we don't recommend substituting them. You will find the whole recipe with written instructions below.
Saffron - it's essential to use real saffron, not safflower, in this recipe, as the result won't be the same.
Rice - we used this Sant'Andrea rice that doesn't overcook easily. Choose risotto rice for this recipe.
Wine - use white wine. Alcohol evaporates while cooking, so this risotto is appropriate for kids too.
Vegetable Broth - use vegetable broth if you have it at home; it's super easy to make it from scratch with leftover vegetables. Optionally use water.
Parmesan - freshly grated Parmesan cheese is always a fantastic idea for risotto.
There is a simple way to store this delicious Risotto Milanese.
Keep the chilled homemade risotto, in the fridge, for up to 3 days. Before serving, reheat in the microwave oven or using a pot. Reheat slowly and while stirring occasionally.
If you want, you can use the leftovers for this amazing Arancini recipe. These fried rice balls with Mozzarella are simply divine.
How to make Risotto Milanese at home (video)
Check this quick video to master making Risotto Milanese at home.
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Thank you, Zlato Polje for the delicious rice and for sponsoring this post.