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Sabato’s Ferron No-Stir Risotto

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Serves 4-6


Extra virgin olive oil (EVO)

1 medium onion or 3 shallots, chopped

1-2 cloves of garlic, chopped

2 cups Ferron risotto rice

100ml white wine, at room temperature (optional)

2 cups chicken or vegetable stock, simmering

2 cups hot water

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Parmigiano Reggiano, grated


In a heavy-based saucepan heat a little EVO and sauté the onion and garlic until soft (the ‘soffrito’). Add the rice and stir continuously for about 3 minutes (‘toasting’). Add the wine, then let evaporate. Add all the hot stock and water, stir gently, and bring to a simmer. Cover and cook for about 15 minutes.

While the risotto is cooking, prepare any other ingredients of your choice.

Once the rice has cooked, add any other ingredients.

Season and rest for a few minutes off the heat, then add a generous handful of Parmigiano Reggiano and ‘mantecare’ – stir the risotto off the heat to release the natural starches which make it creamy.

Serve with extra Parmigiano.

Serving suggestions:

Drizzle simply with Giusti balsamic.

Stir through any of our pestos or pastes.

Soak dried porcini mushrooms with the hot stock before adding to the rice. Finish the risotto with a dollop of porcini crema or truffle oil.

Stir through peas or asparagus near the end of cooking and top with crispy pancetta or prosciutto and a drizzle of lemon oil.

Stir through capers and roasted pumpkin near the end of cooking.

Infuse the stock with saffron and top with your favourite seafood.

Sabato’s Ferron No-Stir Risotto


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