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Coronavirus Kitchen: Risotto Milanese

March 23rd, 2020 No comments

Sunday night was the night for Risotto all milanese (Saffron Risotto in the Style of Milan). This is one of our “Recipes in Rotation” that we make about once a month. Rosanne had spent Saturday making stock and we often use it to make risotto and soup. The recipe is below. It is quite tasty. You can serve it with your favorite vegetables like asparagus, spinach, cauliflower, broccoli and more. 

Recipe Below

Sweating the onions

The first stock goes in

Adding some of the saffron steeped in the warm stock

Ready to eat


Risotto alla milanese RISOTTO, MILAN STYLE

For 6 persons 1 quart Homemade Meat Broth (page 10) OR 1 cup canned chicken broth mixed with 3 cups of water
2 tablespoons diced beef marrow, pancetta, or prosciutto
2 tablespoons finely chopped shallots or yellow onion
5 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 cups raw Italian Arborio rice
1/3 teaspoon powdered saffron OR 1/2 teaspoon chopped whole saffron, dissolved in 1 1/2 cups hot broth or water
Salt, if necessary
Freshly ground pepper, about 4 twists of the mill or more to taste cup
freshly grated Parmesan cheese

1. Bring the broth to a slow, steady simmer.

2. In a heavy-bottomed casserole, over medium-high heat, saute the beef marrow and shallots in 3 tablespoons of the butter and all the oil. As soon as the shallots become translucent, add the rice and stir until it is well coated. Saute lightly for a few moments and then add 1/2 cup of the simmering broth, about a ladleful. Proceed accord-ing to the basic directions for making risotto (page 180), adding a ladleful of hot broth as the rice dries out, and stirring it very frequently to prevent it from sticking. After 15 minutes add half the dissolved saffron. When the rice has dried out, add the rest of the saffron. ( The later you add the saffron, the stronger the taste and aroma of saffron will be at the end. Herbs that call too much attention to themselves are a rude intrusion upon the general harmony of a dish, but if you like a stronger saffron presence wait another 5 to 8 minutes before adding the diluted saffron. But be careful it doesn’t upstage your risotto.) When the saffron liquid has been absorbed, finish cooking the risotto with hot broth. (If you run out of broth, add water.)

3. When the rice is done, tender but al dente, firm to the bite, taste for salt. ( If the broth was salty, you might not need any. Con-sider, too, the saltiness of the cheese you will be adding.) Add a few twists of pepper to taste, and turn off the heat. Add 2 tablespoons of butter and all the cheese and mix thoroughly. Spoon into a hot platter and serve with a bowl of freshly grated cheese on the side.

MENU SUGGESTIONS Risotto Milan Style is traditionally served with Braised Veal Shanks, Milan Style ( page 256), one of the rare instances when a first course is served together with the meat course in an Italian menu. It is a well-justified exception, because the two dishes are an ideal complement to each other. This risotto can also be served as a regular first course when the second course is a roasted or braised meat or fowl.

Along the Streets of Milan via My Instagram

July 1st, 2019 Comments off

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Along the Streets of Milan

Along the Streets of Milan via My Instagram

Spotted one of our many strolls about Milano. Yet another of the amazing scenes from our September 2018 visit. 

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Along the Streets of Milan via My Instagram

June 21st, 2019 Comments off

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Omenoni (Big Men), Milan via My Instagram

June 18th, 2019 Comments off

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Omenoni (Big Men), Milan

Omenoni (Big Men), Milan via My Instagram

Spotted one of our many strolls about Milano. This home is quite near La Scala Opera House. Yet another of the amazing scenes from our September 2018 visit. 

Casa degli Omenoni is a historic palace of Milan, northern Italy, located in the eponymous street of Via degli Omenoni (number 3).[1] It was designed by sculptor Leone Leoni for himself; he both lived and worked there. It owes its name to the eight atlantes decorating its facade, termed “omenoni” (“big men” in Milanese), which were sculpted by Antonio Abondio,[1] most probably on a design by Leoni.[2] Lions (a reference to the “Leoni” family)[3] are a recurring theme of its decorations; in particular, a large relief placed under the cornice depicts two lions tearing a satyr into pieces. The overall style of the palace and the decorations have been noted to include several references to the art of Michelangelo.[4] The internal courtyard, modified in 1929 by Piero Portaluppi, has a colonnade with metopes and triglyphs. — Wikipedia

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Birthplace of poet and novelist Alessandro Manzoni, Milano, Italia via My Instagram

June 15th, 2019 Comments off

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Birthplace of poet and novelist Alessandro Manzoni, Milano, Italia

Birthplace of poet and novelist Alessandro Manzoni, Milano, Italia via My Instagram

Spotted one of our many strolls about Milano. This home is quite near La Scala Opera House. Yet another of the amazing scene from our September 2018 visit. 

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Birthplace and Statue of poet and novelist Alessandro Manzoni, Milano, Italia via Instagram

June 13th, 2019 Comments off

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Birthplace and Statue of poet and novelist Alessandro Manzoni, Milano, Italia

Birthplace and Statue of poet and novelist Alessandro Manzoni, Milano, Italia via Instagram

Spotted one of our many strolls about Milano. This home and sculpture is quite near La Scala Opera House. Yet another of the amazing scenes from our September 2018 visit. 

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Favorite Christmas Gift – Mukka Pot via My Instagram

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Yet another perfect pizza 🍕 in Monza, Italy via Instagram

October 29th, 2018 Comments off

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Yet another perfect pizza 🍕 in Monza, Italy via Instagram

Yet another perfect pizza 🍕 in Monza, Italy 

One of many. A perfect place for a pizza 🍕 lover like me. 

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Pescetto, Fish and Seafood, Milano, Italy via Instagram

October 2nd, 2018 Comments off

Pescetto, Fish and Seafood, Milano, Italy via Instagram

Pescetto, Fish and Seafood, Milano, Italy

If you love fish, hit up Pescetto in North Milan. They hand you a glass of wine when you enter and wait to order. Seafood is as fresh as it can be and prepared however you wish. Busy, energetic and great food. 

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Yet another perfect pizza 🍕 in Monza, Italy  via Instagram

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