The tradition of Milanese risotto goes way back in the Italian traditional cuisine, being one of the most popular Italian dishes. Hundreds and hundreds of recipes including the following one are available, as proof that this “trend” in the country’s cuisine never ceases to impress and delight. Discover the Italian cooking spirit through the delicious recipe of Milanese Risotto!
As many cooks know it by now, the process of preparing risotto includes cooking it for at least half an hour, using the perfect cast iron skillet, in order to achieve the perfect texture and taste. The name ‘Risotto’ stands for a rice dish, and it comes in many varieties, depending on what kind of rice one uses; the most important types are the ‘Italian Arborio’, a fat medium grain rice, or Roma, Vialone, Carnaroli, Baldo or Ribe. Cooked in a large variety of ways, depending on the geographical traditions, risotto may include vegetables, seafood, fish, legumes, meat, cheese, mushrooms, wine, and, sometimes, on rare occasions, even fruits.
For this specific recipe, Arborio rice is recommended. This Italian medium-grain rice takes its name from the Italian town Arborio, which is the place where it’s mostly grown and cultivated. Its main characteristic is that, while cooking, it becomes firm and creamy, thus it enhances the food’s taste and texture with even more great attributes. Plus, this rice is available also in the average grocery stores.