|Risotto al vino, thanks to Blasting News for this image|
So, you've come back home at night only to find out that you have no food in the house, except for a bottle of good red wine, some rice and a small onion in the cupboard and a chunk of butter and a piece of parmesan or mature cheese in the fridge. No need to worry, as this is all you need for:
Risotto al Vino Rosso - Serves 6
500 g of 'Arborio' or 'Carnaroli' rice, 50g of butter, 1 cup of grated grana or parmigiano or mature cheese, a small onion, glass of red wine.
Finely chop the onion and gently fry it in butter. Add rice and let it fry with all other ingredients for a minute or two, always stirring. Pour in a good glass of red wine and let it reduce. Pour enough boiling water (or boiling chicken stock) to cover rice. Add a little salt. Stir rice from time to time. Add more boiling liquid if necessary. Check salt and add more if necessary. When rice is 'aldente' (cooked but firm) add grana cheese and stir vigourously. Serve immediately - Mangiare subito!