Italian Recipe for Risotto al Chianti Classico
Wine 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.
For dinner tonight, why not try this delicious but easy Risotto al Chianti Classico (Risotto with Chianti Classico Wine) from one of our favorite chefs, Claudio Piantini, of A Classic Tuscan Table with Chef Claudio?
400 gr (14 oz) Arborio rice
1/2 red onion
1 L meat broth
1/2 L Chianti Classico red wine
30 gr (1 oz) butter
1 T grated parmesan cheese
Peel and chop the onion.
Put the olive oil and onion in a soup pot and heat over medium-high heat. Sauté until golden brown.
Add the rice, mixing well, and then add the meat broth. Continue to stir the rice as it cooks (total time approximately 16 minutes).
When the rice is halfway done, add the red wine.
When the rice is almost done, add the grated parmesan cheese and butter.
Salt to taste and serve hot, accompanied, of course, by a glass of Chianti Classico!
Interested in learning more about the wine harvest, or about using wine and grapes in your cooking? A cooking vacation might be just the ticket for you!
By Peg Kern