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Braised rice

What is Risotto?
Although Risotto is a traditional italian recipe, this is the french recipe for braised rice, a combination of rice and onions. It is also called pilaf or pilau.

Region Prep time / Cooking time


10 min. / 18 min.


1 1/2 cup of rice, short grain rice, no long grain such as Basmati
1/4 cup onions
4 tb butter or olive oil
3 cups of stock such as chicken, beef or mushroom
Herbs: 2 parsley sprigs. 1/2 bay leaf, 1/8 tsp thyme, tie them together
Salt and pepper

Risotto Recipe serve 6

Step 1: Preheat oven at 375 degrees.

Step 2: Mince the onions. Cook them with butter or olive oil in a dutch oven for 5 minutes over low heat.

Step 3: Add the rice to the onions and stir for several minutes over moderate heat. Do no let the rice brown.

Step 4: Boil the stock and pour in over the rice. Add the herbs, salt and pepper. Bring to the simmer. Stir once and cover.

Step 5: Place the casserole in the oven at 375 degrees. After 4 minutes, reduce to 350 degrees during 14 minutes. Then uncover the casserole. Check if the liquid has evaporated. If not, send the casserole back to the oven for a few minutes more. Remove the herbs. Taste and add salt and pepper if needed.

Wine suggestion: Burgundy white wine, dry white wine (French Wine Guide).

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