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Making risotto

  • How-To

    How to Cook Rice

    Learn the secrets to cooking a perfect pot of rice that is fluffy and moist, never mushy or undercooked.

  • Article

    All About Rice

    Rice is a staple of cuisines all over the world, and covers an astonishing amount of territory in terms of taste and texture. Yet a simple well-cooked bowl of rice…

  • Article

    Guide to Rice Varieties

    There are dozens of different ways to classify the scores of types of rice from all over the world, but rice is generally described as being long-, medium- or short-grained.…

  • Article

    Hot stock is key to creamy risotto

    What sets risotto apart from all other rice dishes is that it's not just rice mixed with other ingredients, but a perfect marriage of the two. Hot stock serves as…

  • How-To

    Stir risotto often for creamy results

    Although risotto is surprisingly easy to make—it takes only about 20 minutes to cook—it does demand a watchful eye and patient stirring. The stirring ensures that the rice cooks evenly…

  • How-To

    Toasting rice in melted butter keeps it from getting mushy

    The brief step of toasting the rice is very important for perfect risotto. It creates a shell around each grain, allowing the grain to slowly absorb moisture without getting soggy…

  • Article

    A Trick for Making Risotto Ahead

    If you've made risotto, you know that a fresh batch takes at least 30 minutes to prepare. How then, you might wonder, does your favorite Italian restaurant manage to serve…

  • How-To

    Two Fresh Takes on Shrimp, Peas & Mint

    How do you get creative with what’s at the market? We asked two chefs to improvise dinner and to share the secrets of their inspiration

  • Article

    Rice Alternatives for Risotto

    Carnaroli rice is a terrific substitute for Aborio in risotto recipes, says Jennifer Armentrout.

  • How-To

    Creating a Rich, Creamy Risotto

    Although risotto can strike fear in the hearts of even seasoned cooks, not much can really go wrong, says James Peterson. In this article, he tells you how to choose…