Risotto with Cheese Recipes

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Risotto is a sophisticated Italian dish often found at high-end restaurants. But with Il Villagio Cheeses, the secret’s out – it’s a snap to make at home. With the right cheeses, the rest is easy.

A creamy delight, Risotto is made with Italian white rice and a buttery broth. An ultra creamy risotto comes with the addition of authentic Italian Cheeses. Il Villaggio Cheese makes it easy to master simple risotto – and from there, the possibilities are endless. Experience authentic Italian deliciousness with our simple risotto recipe guide!

Start by preparing a base Risotto, then add the cheese and accompaniments at the end:

Ingredients:
1 Cup Arborio Rice
4 Cups Chicken Stock
3 Tbsp unsalted butter
1 Tbsp olive oil
½ cup finely chopped onion
½ cup dry white wine
Salt & pepper to taste

Directions:
1. Heat 1 Tbsp of butter & 1 Tbsp in heavy saucepan, then add half cup of diced onion, cook 5 minutes or until translucent.

2. Add 1 cup of uncooked Arborio rice and cover the grains with the oil/butter mixture. Let the rice cook for 1-2 minutes until there is a nutty aroma present.

3. Add ½ cup of white wine to rice, stir occasionally until liquid is absorbed.

4. Add a ladel of chicken stick to the rice, and stir until the liquid is absorbed into the rice. When the rice looks about dry, repeat the process until chicken stock has been depleted. The rice will release its starches and will become very creamy.

Il Villaggio Parmigiano-Reggiano Risotto with Shrimp
Sautée shrimp with melted butter and garlic. Prepare risotto separately, then mix with ¾ cup grated Il Villaggio Parmigiano-Reggiano. Add ½ lb shrimp and top with freshly squeezed lemon juice.

Sun-dried tomatoes & Il Villaggio Mozzarella Risotto
Milky Il Villaggio Mozzarella adds even more creamy flavor to risotto and creates a rich profile when paired with sweet sun-dried tomatoes. Just melt the ½ cup Mozzarella cheese in when the risotto is finished and stir it in along with ¼ cup of chopped sun-dried tomatoes. Top with fresh basil.

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