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Red-Wine Risotto with Parmesan

6 cupslow sodium chicken broth
6 ouncespancetta, diced
2 tablespoonsolive oil
1 small (about 6 ounces)yellow onion, diced
salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 large clovesgarlic, minced
2 cupsshort-grained Italian rice, preferably Carnaroli
2 cupsred wine
6 tablespoonsbutter
4 ouncesfreshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano, plus more for serving
1/2 cupchopped fresh flat leaf parsley
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Red-Wine Risotto with Parmesan - Equipment List


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Red-Wine Risotto with Parmesan - Instructions

In a large saucepan over medium-high heat, bring the chicken broth almost to a boil. Cover and keep it
hot over very low heat.

Place a risotto pan or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add the pancetta and olive oil and cook, stirring
occasionally, until the pancetta is golden brown and crispy, 7 to 8 minutes. With a slotted spoon,
remove the pancetta and place on a paper-towel lined plate and set aside.

In the same pan, add the onion and 1/2 teaspoon of the salt and cook until softened, stirring
occasionally, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the rice and
stir constantly for about 3 minutes, until the rice grains have been toasted (but not browned) and a
white dot remains in the center of each rice kernel. Add the red wine, increase the heat to high and
bring to a boil.

Reduce the heat to medium-low, and maintaining a simmer, let the wine reduce until almost evaporated, 7
to 8 minutes. Start adding the stock, 1 cup at a time, stirring constantly. When the stock has almost
completely reduced, add another cup of stock. Continue to reduce and add more stock until the rice has
cooked through and is al dente and the risotto has a creamy texture, about 20 to 25 minutes.

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Red-Wine Risotto with Parmesan - Instructions Continued

Turn off the heat and stir in the butter and reserved pancetta until completely melted. Stir in the
grated cheese, parsley and freshly ground black pepper to taste. Serve the risotto immediately in warmed
bowls, with more cheese at the table, if desired.

Serves 4 to 6

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