Risotto with Taleggio, Radicchio & Red Wine

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Risotto with Taleggio, Radicchio & Red Wine

In this refined risotto, the seared radicchio, which tastes slightly bitter, is balanced by the creamy Taleggio, a washed-rind cow’s milk cheese with a mild flavor. It melts easily, making it a wonderful addition to risotto or polenta. Gently swirl in the cheese just before serving.

 

Risotto with Taleggio, Radicchio & Red Wine

 

1 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil

2 cups (6 oz./185 g.) shredded radicchio (about 1 small head)

2 cups (16 fl. oz./500 ml.) low-sodium chicken broth

2 cups (16 fl. oz./500 ml.) low-sodium beef broth

2 Tbs. unsalted butter

1/2 yellow onion, finely chopped

2 cups (14 oz./440 g.) Arborio rice

2 cups (16 fl. oz./50 ml.) dry red wine such as Pinot Noir or Merlot

6 oz. (185 g.) Taleggio cheese, rind removed and cut into small pieces

Sea salt and freshly ground pepper

1/3 cup (1 1/2 oz./45 g.) walnuts, toasted and chopped (optional)

Chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley for garnish (optional)

 

In a frying pan over medium-high heat, warm the olive oil. When it is hot, add the radicchio and saute, stirring often, until the edges are golden, about 4 minutes. Transfer to paper towels to drain. In a saucepan over medium heat, combine the chicken and beef broths and bring to a simmer. Reduce the heat so the broth mixture barely simmers.

 

In another saucepan over medium-high heat, melt 1 tablespoon of the butter. When it foams, add the onion and cook until translucent, about 2 minutes. Add the rice and stir until it becomes opaque, about 2 minutes. Add the wine, a little at a time, and cook, stirring constantly, until all of the wine is nearly absorbed, 5-6 minutes. Reduce the heat to medium, add a ladleful of the hot broth mixture, and cook, stirring constantly, until the liquid is almost fully absorbed. Continue adding the broth, a ladleful at a time and stirring constantly, until the rice is tender but still slightly firm in the center and creamy, about 20 minutes.

 

Stir in the radicchio, the remaining 1 tablespoon butter, and the cheese and season with salt and pepper. Spoon into warmed bowls, top with the walnuts and parsley, if desired, and serve at once. Serves 6-8.

 

Recipe fromĀ Williams-Sonoma Cheese, by Georgeanne Brennan.

 

3 comments about “Risotto with Taleggio, Radicchio & Red Wine

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  3. Heisenberg

    Thanks for the post. It is a great recipe I must say. The wine will definitely add an extra flare to it. Thanks for sharing this.

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