Oh So Risotto

You can keep your Osso Buco, just gimme that yellow rice! A meal of braised veal shanks can be a bit on the heavy side, but here is a good recipe if you do want a hearty meat dish.

Now, back to that awesome rice. Rice is popular in Northern Italy, while Pasta is more often served in the South. So, it is no surprise that Milan is home to one of the best rice recipes – Risotto alla Milanese.
Warning – this dish does take some time to prepare and requires constant stirring and watching.

Risotto alla Milanese BRAISED RICE WITH SAFFRON

To serve 6 to 8

7 cups chicken stock, fresh or canned

4 tablespoons butter

1/2 cup finely chopped onions

1/3 to 1/2 cup chopped uncooked beef
marrow (optional)

2 cups plain white raw rice, preferably
imported Italian rice

1/2 cup dry white wine

1/8 teaspoon powdered saffron or
saffron threads crushed to a powder

4 tablespoons soft butter

1/2 cup freshly grated imported
Parmesan cheese

Bring the chicken stock to a simmer in a 2- to 3-quart saucepan and keep
it barely simmering over low heat…. Rice Recipe continued

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