Easy Risotto With Parmesan

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This is the most delicious and easy risotto recipe! It’s creamy, rich and simple to make! A perfect weeknight meal, especially as you can casually cook it with a nice glass of wine.

top down shot of easy risotto in a bowl

A bowl of hot, cheesy risotto is the way to my heart! If you don’t know what risotto is, it’s a Northern Italian rice dish that uses stock, butter, cheese, and wine to make the creamiest bowl of rice.

It’s truly one of my favorite dishes and I wanted to share this super easy One-Pot Parmesan Risotto with you all to make in your own homes.

Ingredients for Risotto

For this recipe, we used white wine, organic chicken stock, Arborio rice, butter, parmesan cheese, salt and pepper and a little bit of fresh thyme. of course, we drank a little wine while preparing the risotto too!

It goes very well with a sauvignon blanc. Yum!

shot of ingredients on a table

How To Make Risotto

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  • Add the rice and 4 cups chicken stock into a dutch oven. 
  • Cover and bake for 45 minutes until most of the liquid is absorbed.
  • Remove from the oven and add in all of the other ingredients, including the leftover 1 cup chicken stock.
  • Stir vigorously for a few minutes until the rice is thick and the cheese is creamy. 
  • Add more crushed pepper over the top and serve hot.

An Easy Meal!

The reason why this recipe is easy to make is that you do not have to hand stir it for 20 minutes over the stovetop!

Some risotto recipes can be a bit of a hassle, but this recipe is great because it’s easy and you don’t have to “babysit” it on the stovetop.

The rice and most of the chicken stock go in a dutch oven pot and into the oven to cook, then the remaining stock, cheese, butter, and wine go in after and you only stir for just a few minutes, then serve! How easy is that?!

shot of pot on cooker

Variations

Risotto is not only easy and tasty, but it’s also very versatile, perfect to be on your weekly meal roster.

You can add in different types of cheeses, seasonings, meats, and fresh herbs. To make seafood one we placed some brown butter scallops over the top. It was delicious! Here are more ideas:

Mushroom Risotto

Seafood Risotto

Chicken Risotto

Shrimp Risotto

Lemon Risotto

Pumpkin Risotto

Broccoli Risotto

Here is a really good recipe for brown butter scallops. One tip for making these, make sure you get fired scallops so they brown easier. You will love them!

overhead shot of easy risotto

Best Rice For A Risotto

The best rice is Italian short-grain rice varieties such as Arborio, Carnaroli, Vialone, Nano, and Baldo (Arborio is the most commonly found short-grain rice).

Short-grain rice has a high starch content and tends to absorb less liquid, resulting in a stickier, more compact risotto.

Gluten-Free Risotto

Arborio is gluten-free rice and perfect to use for anyone who can’t eat gluten.

Tips For An Easy Risotto With Parmesan

  • Use Italian short-grain rice.
  • Don’t use cold stock. Adding cold stock to a hot pan will cool everything down and ruin the cooking process. Keep stock at a simmer in a small pan so everything stays hot and cooks evenly.
  • Stir the rice often but don’t over stir. Stirring the rice constantly will add air into the rice, cooling it down and making it gluey. But if you don’t stir enough, the rice will stick to the bottom and burn.
  • Agitating the rice is important because risotto’s creaminess comes from the starch generated when grains of rice rub against each other. 
  • Make sure you don’t overcook the rice. It should not be overly mushy and starchy.
close up shot of shrimp on easy risotto

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One Pot Parmesan Risotto

This is the easiest and most delicious one pot parmesan risotto recipe! It’s creamy, rich and simple to make!
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 636kcal
Author: Eden

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups Arborio rice
  • 5 cups organic chicken stock
  • 1 1/4 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup white wine , sauvignon blanc is good
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  • Add the rice and 4 cups chicken stock into a dutch oven. 
  • Cover and bake for 45 minutes until most of the liquid is absorbed.
  • Remove from the oven and add in all of the other ingredients, including the leftover 1 cup chicken stock.
  • Stir vigorously for a few minutes until the rice is thick and the cheese is creamy. 
  • Add more crushed pepper over the top and serve hot.

Nutrition

Serving: 0g | Calories: 636kcal | Carbohydrates: 72g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 66mg | Sodium: 1507mg | Potassium: 432mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 620IU | Vitamin C: 0.6mg | Calcium: 362mg | Iron: 4.2mg
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