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Creamy Saffron Risotto

Bindiya Sharma
5 minutes
Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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ABOUT Creamy Saffron Risotto RECIPE

Very easy to do with minimal ingredients...this delicious creamy Risotto will soon become a staple in your home too.

Recipe Tags

  • Non-veg
  • Easy
  • Festive
  • Italian
  • Simmering
  • Boiling
  • Sauteeing
  • Main Dish

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. 2 cups Arborio or any other short grain Italian rice
  2. 2 Small Onions, very finely chopped
  3. 6 cups chicken stock
  4. 1 cup Parmesan Cheese
  5. 1/2 cup Dry white Wine(optional)
  6. Generous pinch of saffron
  7. 100gms Unsalted butter
  8. Salt and fresh Black pepper to season


  1. Heat butter gently in a large heavy bottom pan.
  2. Meanwhile let the Chicken stock come to a boil in a separate pan, add in the saffron and keep hot over low heat.
  3. Add in the onions to the butter and saute till pink.
  4. Stir in the rice, add in the wine(if using) as well as half of the hot Chicken stock. Let the rice simmer for 10 minutes on low heat.
  5. Cook till all the stock is absorbed.
  6. Now slowly add the rest of the stock, a quarter cup at a time and keep stirring till creamy.
  7. Add in the Cheese, taste and adjust salt, add in black pepper, give one last stir and serve hot.

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