Risotto Milanese

Risotto Milanese

Rice cooked in beef broth, with onions, saffron, and Parmesan.

Often served as accompaniment to «ossobuco», the famous «Milan-Style Risotto» is commonly called also «Risotto Giallo» or yellow risotto, because of the golden colour of the saffron.

2 servings
Preparation 5 min
Cooking 20 min

220 calories per serving 


Ingredients

1/2 onions, finely chopped   100 g
1 cup beef broth, or chicken   250 mL
1 tbsp olive oil   15 mL
9 tbsp arborio rice   100 g
1 pinch saffron powder   0.1 g
1 tsp margarine non-hydrogenated   5 g
1 pinch salt [optional]   0.1 g
  ground pepper to taste    

Before you start

A pressure-cooker will reduce the risotto cooking time to 7 min. The quantities given here are based on this recipe served as side dish.

Method

  1. Finely chop the onion. Heat the broth in a small saucepan on the stove or in a microwave oven. Keep it warm while cooking the risotto (which will take about 20 min).
  2. Heat the oil in a saucepan. Add the onion then sauté 2-3 min, until it becomes translucent. Add the rice and toast the grains 1-2 min (until translucent), with constant stirring, then add the saffron.
  3. Cook the risotto until the rice is creamy but still al dente, about 20 min.
  4. Stir in the margarine, then let the risotto stand for 2 min. Season with salt (not much if the broth is salty) and pepper to taste, then serve.

Nutrition Facts Table

Nutrition Facts

per 1 serving (190g)

Amount

% DV*

* DV = Daily Value

Calories

220

Fat

7 g

11 %

Saturated 1 g
+ Trans 0 g

5 %

Cholesterol

0 mg

Sodium

5 mg

0 %

Carbohydrate

38 g

13 %

Fibre

1 g

4 %

Sugars

2 g

Protein

3 g

Vitamin A

2 %

Vitamin C

4 %

Calcium

2 %

Iron

2 %

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Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to:

Vegetables and Fruit: ½ serving
Grain Products: serving
Milk and Alternatives: 0 serving
Meat and Alternatives: 0 serving

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Claims

Free :
Added Sugar, Cholesterol, Trans Fat
Low :
Saturated Fat, Sodium
Source of :
Magnesium, Selenium, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Zinc
Diet-related health claims :
Artery-healthy, Heart-healthy

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This recipe is in the following categories: Rice/Grain | Side dishes | Artery-healthy | Halal | Heart-healthy | Kosher | Low Cholesterol | Low Saturated Fat | Low Sodium | Italian

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