Are you wondering how to make risotto without having to constantly be stirring, then you should definitely try this method using a dutch oven!
Ina Garten’s recipe for risotto is the best risotto recipe I’ve ever made because it is cooked in a dutch oven and no stirring is involved like a time consuming regular risotto. I’m just a huge fan of her in general. I learned how to cook watching Food Network and love to try out her recipes. Her voice is so calm and soothing to listen to. Every now and then on this blog, I like to share Food Network chef recipes.
Can you cook risotto in a dutch oven?
If you do not own a dutch oven yet, you should, because you can cook so many recipes with them. A dutch oven is a cooking vessel that creates a lot of steam inside when placed in the oven. That is how the rice is cooked for this recipe without having to stir it.
Dutch ovens are great for making bolognese, dried beans, stews and soups, no-knead crusty artisan bread, and even bagels. I like to use a dutch oven during the boiling method part for cooking bagels prior to baking in an oven.
Here is the dutch oven I like to use (amazon link). Lodge 6QT Enamal Cast Iron
Want to know why I used a certain ingredient or looking for substitutions? Check out this section.
Arborio Rice – This is the best type of rice to use for risotto and requires more liquid to cook with. Arborio rice is an Italian short-grain rice that is starchier than other rice. The only type of rice that should be used for risotto in my opinion.
Chicken Stock – Chicken stock helps to flavor the rice. If you are vegan or vegetarian use vegetable stock.
Parmesan Cheese – Parmigiano-Reggiano is a hard Italian cheese that is made from cow’s milk. It is simply named after the area at which it is made in Parma and Reggio Amelia.
How to make No Stir Risotto
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Place the rice and 4 cups of the chicken stock in a Dutch oven, such as Le Creuset. Cover and bake for 45 minutes, until most of the liquid is absorbed and the rice is al dente.
- Remove from the oven, add the remaining cup of chicken stock, the Parmesan, wine, butter, salt, and pepper, and stir vigorously for 2 to 3 minutes, until the rice is thick and creamy. Add the peas and stir until heated through. Serve hot.
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Recipe from Ina Garten
cals: 263 cal | fat: 6.77g | carbs: 40.85g | prot: 8.15g | fiber: 1.2Print
- 1 1/2 cups Arborio rice
- 5 cups simmering chicken stock, preferably homemade, divided
- 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
- 1/2 cup dry white wine
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, diced
- 2 teaspoons kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1 cup frozen peas (I used frozen mixed veggies)
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Place the rice and 4 cups of the chicken stock in a Dutch oven, such as Le Creuset. Cover and bake for 45 minutes, until most of the liquid is absorbed and the rice is al dente. Remove from the oven, add the remaining cup of chicken stock, the Parmesan, wine, butter, salt, and pepper, and stir vigorously for 2 to 3 minutes, until the rice is thick and creamy. Add the peas and stir until heated through. Serve hot.
- Divide the rice into 8 equal portions, about 3/4 cup per serving. This recipe makes a lot of risotto.
MyWW points: Blue: 7; Green: 7; Purple: 7
- Category: Easy
- Method: Oven
- Cuisine: Italian
Keywords: no stir risotto