Risotto Milanese is a deliciously rich and comforting dish centered around Italian rice seasoned with onion, saffron, Parmesan cheese, butter, white wine and copious amounts of chicken stock.
Hot chicken stock infused with saffron threads is added in small amounts to arborio rice as it cooks and is allowed to absorb before adding more. . .And more and more and more…It requires most, if not all of your attention and an insane amount of stirring that is worth every minute of your arm feeling like it might fall off.
The reward is this luxurious dish of “al dente” rice coated in buttery creaminess mildly reminiscent of saffron with a vibrant color that is akin to sunshine. We could all use a little more buttery sunshine in our lives, couldn’t we?!