Not available Artichoke and Taleggio Risotto - delicious, hearty and oh so creamy!
320gms– 11.3 oz. riceArborio, Carnaroli or Vialone nano
120gms– 4.25 oz. Taleggio
2tbspextra virgin olive oil
50ml– 1.7 oz. white wine
1lt – 33.8 oz. chicken or vegetable stock
4tbspParmigiano Reggianofinely grated
30gms– 2 tbsp butter
Salt and pepper to taste
Start by putting the stock in a pot and heat it on the fire. The stock has to be hot all the time while you are cooking risotto, so that the rice temperature does not drop when you add the stock to it.
Put the finely chopped onion and the 2 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil in a pot and let it cook on a slow fire, until the onion becomes soft and transparent.
Add the sliced artichokes, stir and cook it for 2 minutes.
Add the rice, mix well and let it cook for 1 or 2 minutes, until it becomes translucent.
Now pour in the white wine and let the alcohol burn off by cooking on a high flame.
Then add enough stock to cover the rice and turn the fire to medium-low. Keep cooking, occasionally stirring the rice and adding hot stock little by little, until the rice is cooked. It is going to take approximately 18 to 20 minutes depending on the rice you are using.
When the rice is ready, put the fire off and add the butter, grated Parmigiano Reggiano and Taleggio to it. Season to taste and mix very well, until the rice becomes creamy.
Make sure that your risotto is moist (or, as we say, all’onda – which literally means wavy) and not sticky. You can do that by adding 1 or 2 extra tbsp of hot stock if needed.
Do not wash the rice when you make risotto. You need all that starch to make it creamy!