How To Make Risotto

Mastering the creamy decadence of this grain-based dish is easy with a few simple techniques.

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Saute aromatics
Randy Mayor

Step 1: Sauté Aromatics

To get started, bring your cooking liquid to a boil in preparation for step 3 (add wine and cooking liquid). You’ll eventually add the liquid to your grain and want it warm because cold ingredients slow the release of starch. In the meantime, sauté aromatic vegetables like onion, garlic, and shallots in oil or butter to provide a taste foundation on which to build the risotto.

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