Easy Baked Risotto Recipe


Easy Baked Risotto

This basic recipe serves as a perfect blank canvas for whatever you want to pair with it. This risotto is creamy and subtle on its own or dress up with caramelized onions, sautéed mushrooms, or peas.

  • 5 cups chicken stock (divided and heated)
  • 4 tablespoons butter (divided)
  • 1 small onion (chopped)
  • 3 cloves garlic (finely minced)
  • ½ cup dry white wine
  • 1 ½ cups Arborio rice
  • Chicken stock
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Fresh Parsley (chopped)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a small saucepan, heat chicken stock over medium heat.
  3. In a Dutch oven (or other oven-proof pan with a fitted lid), melt 2 tablespoons butter. Add chopped onion and sauté until translucent over medium heat, 5 – 10 minutes. Add garlic and white wine. Cook for 2 minutes to soften the raw wine taste.
  4. Add rice and stir with wooden spoon until coated with liquid from pan. Add 4 cups of chicken stock and cover with a tight fitting lid. Pop in oven and check after 30 minutes. If a lot of liquid remains, continue cooking in 5 minute increments until excess liquid has been absorbed.
  5. Remove from oven and stir in remaining cup of stock, Parmesan cheese, and butter. Stir vigorously until a creamy consistency is achieved. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Gently stir fresh parsley in for added flavor and color.
  6. Pairs beautifully with oven-roasted asparagus drizzled in good extra virgin olive oil and roasted chicken or beef.

Willow Stevens

Willow is a mother of six who begins to feel the empty nest, with faer oldest child living with his long-time girlfriend in another state, and the next three begin their talks about jobs and the excitement of college and living alone. Willow started couponing in 2007 to save their family some money on the grocery budget. That's how Freetail Therapy was born, so that fae could share their knowledge of saving money with others. Though the site has become so much more since then, and now includes homeschooling and homesteading info, Willow still does it all on a budget and shares how. Willow enjoys snagging freebies, snuggling with their dog, Xander, drinking decaf coffee, gardening, cannabis and of course, their large frugal family.

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