This is our rockstar meal. Whenever we make risotto, which is only on occasion, we sit down to eat with a glass of wine and literally feel like rockstars. It’s just so decadent.
Risotto is definitely a meal that intimidates many, but all it requires is your time. And your arm. Prepare to get an arm workout in, because you need to be stirring constantly. If you can dedicate yourself to that, then there is nothing standing in your way of a dreamy creamy meal.
- 1/4 cup sun dried tomatoes, chopped finely
- 1/4 cup onion, chopped
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 cup arborio rice
- 4 cups chicken stock
- olive oil
Heat up your olive oil in a pot over medium heat.
Cook your onion until soft, then add in your garlic.
Throw in the arborio rice and toss with the olive oil until all pieces are coated.
Now, you begin the process of adding the chicken stock. We add 1/2 cup at a time.
Stir the liquid constantly until the liquid is completely absorbed.
Repeat this process until all 4 cups of chicken stock are absorbed.
Right before the last 1/2 cup is soaked up by the rice, add your sun dried tomatoes and parmesan cheese. Season with salt and pepper.
We typically serve alongside a delicious salad. We went with a Cajun Kettle salad this particular evening along with a glass of burgundy wine and it was pretty much perfection. Rockstar perfection.
Don’t be intimidated by risotto- give it a try. I promise you’ll be so glad you did and you will feel absolutely accomplished that you made such an amazing dish!
Have you ever made risotto before? Do you feel its tedious or worth it?