I LOVE risotto. It’s kind of retro and not really popular at modern restaurants, but creamy, cheesy rice? Um, yes please! To me, it’s the perfect kind of fancy, kind of out of the ordinary dish I love making, either on weeknights or special occasions.
Risotto was one of the very first things I ever learned how to cook when I first moved out! I have to admit, the very first time was a disaster. I must’ve spent hours at the stove, stirring until I thought my arm was going to fall off. It was way back in the day when blogs or cooking wasn’t as popular as it is now and I didn’t have much to go on and I didn’t know that you’re supposed to heat the stock before you add it to the rice. Even after hours of stirring, the rice was still crunchy.
Mike ate it and said it was good, but I knew he was just being nice…Anyway, many, many pots of risotto and many risotto recipes later and lesson learned! I’m here to give you all the tips and tricks to making the perfect risotto with the best and coziest recipe out there!