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Classic Milanese risotto

9 - 10
PersonalPoints™ per serving
Total Time
50 min
15 min
35 min


Salt reduced chicken stock

3 cup(s), (750ml)

Dried saffron

½ tsp, (pinch)

Olive oil

1 tbs

Brown onion

1 large, finely chopped


2 clove(s), crushed

Arborio rice

1 cup(s), (200g)

Reduced-alcohol white wine

½ cup(s), (125ml)

Frozen green peas

1 cup(s), (120g), thawed

Fresh flat-leaf parsley

¼ cup(s), coarsely chopped, plus extra to serve

Grated parmesan cheese

¼ cup(s), (20g)


  1. Combine stock and a large pinch of saffron in a medium saucepan over high heat and bring to the boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, until required.
  2. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Cook onion and garlic, stirring, for 4–5 minutes or until softened. Add rice and stir to coat. Add wine and bring to the boil. Simmer until reduced by half.
  3. Reduce heat and add hot stock mixture, a ladle (½ cup/125ml) at a time, stirring constantly, for 20–25 minutes or until rice is just tender. Add peas and parsley in last 2 minutes of cooking. Serve topped with parmesan cheese and extra parsley.