Recipe: Piedmont King Risotto with Baby Bellas

Piedmont King adds a deep, savory flavor to this vegetarian-friendly side dish, peidmont king risotto water 2 wine brookfield wicomplemented by tangy, salty Parmigiano Reggiano. Though somewhat time-consuming, risotto’s creamy, comforting texture makes it the perfect accompaniment to a hearty fall roast or simple baked chicken. Pictured here with steamed broccoli and Italian- seasoned chicken breast with black olive paste from Oilerie.

Water 2 Wine’s award-winning* Select Series Piedmont King Italian Barolo is a great wine for blustery winter nights. Best served slightly warmed, 65-85 degrees, this wine from the Nebbiolo grape is one of the darkest, driest, biggest, and toughest of all red wines. Dry, rich in flavor and deep in color, with a rounded oak aroma that lingers on the finish. Piedmont King pairs with flavorful foods like corned beef, smoked brisket, or robust pasta sauces.

*Medal Winner – Bronze – 2010 San Antonio Wine Fest Competition

Other full-bodied red wines that would work well in this recipe include Barolo, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Syrah, and Chateau du Pape.

Piedmont King Risotto with Baby Bellas

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Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
  • 8 ounces Baby Bella mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 cup Arborio rice
  • 1 cup Water 2 Wine Piedmont King
  • 2-½ cups hot chicken or vegetable broth
  • ½ cup Parmigiano Reggiano or Parmesan cheese, plus more for garnish
  • 2 Tablespoons cold butter, cut into small pieces
  • Salt and fresh black pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Heat olive oil in large saucepan or dutch oven. Add garlic and sauté until translucent. Add mushrooms and rice. Sauté until mushrooms soften and rice turns golden.
  2. Add ½ cup wine and cook, stirring often, until liquid is absorbed, about 5 minutes. Repeat with other ½ cup wine. Add broth, ½ cup at a time, stirring often, until all broth is absorbed.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in butter, then cheese. Season to taste and garnish with extra cheese.

 

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