Carnaroli Risotto with Shaved White Truffles from Alba

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Preparation info

  • Makes

    6 to 8

    servings
    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

The French Laundry Cookbook

By Thomas Keller

Published 1999

  • About

The best rice for risotto is grown in Italy’s Po Valley. You can use Arborio rice, but Carnaroli results in risotto with the creamiest consistency.

If you don’t have truffles, the basic risotto could be topped with Braised Oxtails, a mushroom ragout, or a variety of accompaniments. Base the liquid used in preparing the risotto on the finished dish. For example, use chicken stock when you are serving meat, or vegetable stock for an asparagus garnish. Risotto normally requires a cook’