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Risotto alla Milanese - An Italian specialty

Course Rice
Cuisine Italian
Keyword arborio rice, Italian rice, milanese, milanese rice, rice, risotto, risotto alla milanese, saffron, saffron rice
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories 456 kcal


  • 2.5 tbsp unsalted butter 2 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 shallot 1 finely sliced and diced shallot
  • 2 cups Arborio rice 2 cups Arborio rice
  • tsp saffron less than 1/8 teaspoon saffron
  • 5 cups sodium-free chicken stock 4 to 5 cups sodium-free chicken stock
  • 2 tablespoons parmesan cheese 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter 1 tablespoon unsalted butter


  1. In a risotto pan or a wide mouth pan, over medium heat melt the butter and add the shallots. Cook until the shallots are translucent. Add the Saffron and a little of the chicken broth. You will see the butter and the shallot turn light yellow/orange. Add the arborio rice and some of the broth. Stir constantly and add broth as soon as the rice starts to dry.

  2. Continue stirring and adding stock until the rice is ready, 35-40 minutes. Remove from heat and add parmesan cheese and the butter, mix well.

Nutrition Facts
Risotto alla Milanese - An Italian specialty
Amount Per Serving
Calories 456 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 28mg9%
Sodium 42mg2%
Potassium 76mg2%
Carbohydrates 79g26%
Fiber 2g8%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 330IU7%
Calcium 33mg3%
Iron 4.2mg23%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.