Almost Hands-Free Risotto with Parmesan and Herbs

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Almost Hands-Free Risotto with Parmesan and Herbs

Why This Recipe Works

For a simplified risotto recipe, we swapped our saucepan for a thick, heavy-bottomed Dutch oven that trapped and distributed heat uniformly and ensured our risotto cooked evenly. We added most of the broth after the risotto absorbed the win...

Why This Recipe Works

For a simplified risotto recipe, we swapped our saucepan for a thick, heavy-bottomed Dutch oven that trapped and distributed heat uniformly and ensured our risotto cooked evenly. We added most of the broth after the risotto absorbed the wine and simmered it, with only a few stirs during the process. And to make sure the bottom of our risotto didn’t cook more quickly than the top, we stirred the pot for just a few minutes and turned off the heat. The rice turned perfectly al dente from the heat retained in the pot, giving us a foolproof risotto recipe.

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Season 11, Ep. 1116
Easier Italian FavoritesSeason 11, Ep. 1116

Our Hearty Minestrone can be made year-round and uses only supermarket ingredients. Even better: Our risotto recipe is nearly hands-free, quelling a home cook’s fears of attempting this famously tempe...