Saffron Risotto

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Of the many risotto dishes that dot northern Italy, this one is at once one of the simplest and most luxurious.

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SERVES 6 as a first course or side dish

TIME 1 hour

Italian Name: Risotto alla milanese

Saffron Risotto
Tasting Italy

A cookbook recipe exclusively for All-Access members from Tasting Italy

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

Risotto achieves its creamy texture through constant stirring, which causes the rice to release its starch. We toasted the saffron in butter, which magnified its flavor, helped break up the threads, and distributed it throughout the rice.

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