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Golden Saffron Risotto

11:39 AM Dalia 0 Comments Category : ,

In Dubai we have the most beautiful saffron.. And I love the simplicity of saffron risotto.. Enjoy this velvety dish with a crisp glass of white wine.. The taste, the scent and the golden color is simply beautiful!

Serves 3-4 persons

  • 1 chopped onion 
  • 1 1/2 cups Arborio, Carnaroli or Vialone Nano (risotto) rice
  • 5-6 cups of chicken stock
  • 1 cup of white wine
  • 1 tsp of saffron
  • 3/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • one large knob of butter
  • salt and cracked pepper to taste
  • a little chopped basil or parsley for garnish (optional)

In a large pan heat a generous amount of olive oil and cook the onions until they are translucent.. Add the rice and cook for a few minutes, then deglaze with the white wine and once absorbed add a little stock.. Add half the saffron, salt and pepper to taste, and cook on med-high heat until the stock is absorbed.. Add some more stock and repeat the process until the risotto is almost ready but still has a proper bite to it, then add the remaining saffron.. Continue cooking until al dente, remove from the heat, add the Parmesan and finish with the a large knob of butter.. Sprinkle with chopped parsley or basil and voila!