Italian Recipe for Risotto al Chianti Classico from a Tuscany Cooking Vacation

November 20, 2020  |  By Peg Kern
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A Tuscan vineyard on a food and wine tour of ItalyWine harvest time isn’t just about working in the fields. There are a plethora of recipes that focus on wine and grapes in European cuisine, and many of them feature prominently during wine harvest festivals.

We’ve written before about Tuscan wines from Chianti to Super Tuscans, from Brunello di Montepulciano to Bolgheri. There are a hundred and one ways to incorporate these amazing wines into your dishes as well!

See our Wine Lovers’ Guide to Tuscan Wines.

For dinner tonight, why not try this delicious but easy Risotto al Chianti Classico (Risotto with Chianti Classico Wine) from one of our favorite parts of Italy, the Chianti.

Ingredients for Risotto al Chianti Classico

Risotto with Chianti Classico Wine

Serves 4
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Cook method: simmer

Chianti bottles during a cooking vacation in TuscanyIngredients

  • 400 gr (14 oz) Arborio rice
  • 1/2 red onion
  • 1 L meat broth
  • 1/2 L Chianti Classico red wine
  • salt
  • 30 gr (1 oz) butter
  • 1 T grated parmesan cheese

Check out another recipe featuring Chianti wines: Chianti Classico Sauce.

Instructions: A plate of Chef Claudio's Risotto al Chianti Classico

1. Peel and chop the onion.

2. Put the olive oil and onion in a soup pot and heat over medium-high heat. Sauté until golden brown.

3. Add the rice, mixing well, and then add the meat broth. Continue to stir the rice as it cooks (total time approximately 16 minutes).

4. When the rice is halfway done, add the red wine.

5. When the rice is almost done, add the grated parmesan cheese and butter.

6. Salt to taste and serve hot, accompanied, of course, by a glass of Chianti Classico!

Risotto al Chianti Classico on a culinary tour of Tuscany.Learn more about local Tuscan wines.

Interested in learning more about the wine harvest, or about using wine and grapes in your cooking? A cooking vacation in Tuscany might be just the ticket for you!

Wines in a cask during a cooking vacation in TuscanyVisit the Chianti part of Tuscany on one of our best-selling tours:

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