Red Wine Risotto

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Appears in
Shaun Hill's Cookery Book

By Shaun Hill

Published 1990

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Risotto is made with Arborio rice, an Italian variety with rugby-football-shaped grains. It is more glutinous than long-grain Patna-type rices, but retains its texture better than mushy pudding rice.

Risotto suffers if overcooked, and is best with just a touch of resistance in the grains. This red wine risotto should be made with decent full-bodied wine. A vino nobile from Montepulciano or other good Italian wine will sound authentic and taste good, but a drinkable Cabernet S