Red Wine and Rosemary Risotto

Ingredients :

  • 3 1/2 cups chicken or vegetable stock
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 white or yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 tsp finely chopped fresh rosemary
  • 2 1/4 cups arborio or Carnaroli rice
  • 1 tsp kosher salt plus more to taste
  • 2 cups dry red wine, such as Barolo
  • 5 ounces fontina cheese, cut into small chunks
  • 1/4 cup roughly chopped baby arugula leaves
  • freshly ground black pepper

Method :

  • Bring the stock to a simmer in a saucepan. Partially cover and keep warm.
  • Warm the butter and olive oil in a large, heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium-low heat.
  • Add the onion and cook about 1 minute, until softened but not browned. Add the garlic and rosemary and cook for 30 seconds.
  • Add the rice and stir until the rice looks slightly opaque, 2 to 3 minutes. Add 1 tsp salt and the red wine and cook until the wine is absorbed.
  • Add enough stock to cover the grains and cook, stirring, until it is absorbed. Continue adding enough stock to cover the grains, stirring after each addition, until the rice is creamy and slightly al dente, about 18 minutes.
  • Stir in the fontina and arugula and remove the pan from the heat. Season with salt and pepper and server.

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