With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Easy Parmesan Risotto

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Easy Parmesan Risotto

I love this Ina recipe ~ easy and tasty.
One of the reasons I love her.
Barefoot Contessa
how easy is that?
excerpt from Ina's book:
While not technically a classic Italian risotto, this sure is easy. I found the process for this recipe in a book by Donna Hay, the wonderful cookbook writer from Australia. I make it with my homemade chicken stock, lots of freshly grated Parmesan, and frozen peas. Risotto in the oven? You have to make this to believe it!
Easy Parmesan "Risotto"
Ingredients
·         1.5 cups Arborio rice
·         5 cups simmering chicken stock, preferably homemade, divided
·         1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
·         1/2 cup dry white wine
·         3 tablespoons unsalted butter, diced
·         2 teaspoons kosher salt
·         1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
·         1 cup frozen peas
Preparation
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Place the rice and 4 cups of the chicken stock in a Dutch oven, such as Le Creuset.
Cover and bake for 45 minutes, until most of the liquid is absorbed and the rice is al dente.
Remove from the oven, add the remaining cup of chicken stock, the Parmesan, wine, butter, salt and pepper, and stir vigorously for two to three minutes, until the rice is thick and creamy.
Add the peas and stir until heated through. Serve hot.
Serving Size Serves four to six 
 

25 comments:

Susan said...

Hi LDH...Mmmmm, that looks good. LDH, was it your blog that had cupcakes for a baby shower with a little baby in a bathtub on them? If it was, can you send me a link? I'd appreciate it a lot. Susan

www.writingstraightfromtheheart@gmail.com

Julie said...

Beautiful photos as always! I love risotto!

Keri On said...

This looks delicious....and do-able!

NanaDiana said...

Wow, Lorraine - this sounds wonderful!!! In the oven? Who would ever think that? This is one I will try.I thought I had some risotto here but the pantry says NO. I just got up and checked after reading this recipe...lol...that is just sad, isn't it? xo Diana

A Quiet Gracious Life said...

That looks YUMMY! I enjoy watching the Barefoot Contessa. She is so relaxing and calm as she cooks.

fromthedepthsofmyheart said...

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Will be checking back.

Ann said...

wow that looks delicious. Call me silly but I have no idea what kind of rice that is. If it's not minute rice I don't use it....lol

Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook said...

Easy and risotto? That is one great combination! It looks fantastic.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I have to try this method! I think all that stirring is unnecessary anyway but no stirring? Excellent!

Leave it to Ina!

Paula {Salad in a Jar} said...

Love that you can do this all in the oven. Also like the black and white in your pictures. Striking!

corine said...

That looks so good I am going to try and make it for a luncheon I am having Monday. Thank you so much for the idea.

gnee @ Singing With Birds said...

Sounds like the right kind of method to me and it looks so divine, especially on your darling new patio!

Lady Farmer said...

I watched Ina make this on her show some time ago, but I was busy watching her and didn't get to copy the recipe. It sounds (and looks) delicious! Can't wait to try my hand at it.
Blessings!
p.s. Fromthedepthsofmyheart is right ~ you are a beautiful lady! ;~P

T's Daily Treasures said...

I love, love, love risotto! I bought some of the rice but haven't tried to make any yet. I don't do chicken broth and can't get white wine here :/ but I am sure I could substitute vege broth and sadly forget the wine. :( Now that I am on summer vacation, I can try all those projects and recipes I've been putting to the side. Have a terrific Thursday! Tammy

Carmie of the Single Nester said...

I have to try this. I love making risotto and might miss the constant stirring. I find it meditative.

The Fajdich Times said...

I have to try this recipe. Your photos are excellent:)

shannon i olson said...

sounds and looks wonderful and a bit easier than traditional risotto

Olga said...

Oh, this risotto looks so delicious. Wonderful photos!

Maggie Ann said...

You must be a fabulous cook! There is so much I can't eat (lactose intolerant) it takes the fun out of cooking sometimes.

Mildred said...

I agree with the others - your photos are wonderful and I have to try this soon!

Penned Pebbles said...

Easy is my kind of recipe, and this one looks yummy!!

EliFla said...

This risotto is wonderful as your blog..nice to meet you, ciao Flavia

Vivienne said...

coincidently i was flipping through Ina's cookbook today too!!

ive never seen a risotto dish baked! def saves time standing around stirring! this dish looks simple but so elegant and tasty!!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Your risotto looks like a work of art!

TheIronYou said...

Great recipe. I love Parmesan cheese and this is such a clever way to taste all its goodness!
I recently wrote an article on how real Parmesan cheese is made and on its nutritional value. Check it out and let me know your thoughts, I would really appreciated it!
http://www.theironyou.com/2011/06/how-parmesan-cheese-comes-to-life.html

Peace

Mike @TheIronYou

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