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    Boxed Cheese Risotto (Quick Cook)

    Product Weight:
    6.2 oz.


    DeLallo Quick-Cook Cheese Risotto makes it easy to enjoy an authentic risotto experience in just 15 minutes. With its origins in Northern Italy, risotto is famous for its incredibly creamy texture and signature al dente bite. This creamy Arborio rice makes for a delicious entrée or hearty side dish paired up with everything from seafood to roasted vegetables to Parmesan cheese. You can make risotto as simple or as complex as you like!

    Our Quick-Cook Risotto is a boxed risotto made using a slow absorption cooking process, just like cooking at home from scratch. Rice is parboiled, then simmered with flavorful broth until the liquid is absorbed. Grains are dried naturally for over 24 hours to capture the ideal flavor and texture. Just add water!

    • Made in Italy.
    • Authentic risotto experience in 15 minutes—just add water.
    • Creamy Arborio rice dish with that signature al dente bite.
    • Dried naturally to capture ideal taste and texture.
    • Enjoy as a simple side dish or as a delicious foundation to a number of ingredients.
    • Non-GMO.
    • Vegetarian.

    Kitchen and Usage Tips:

    Enjoy our boxed Cheese Risotto as an entrée or as a simple side to accompany grilled or roasted chicken, braised meats, fish, shrimp and more. Keep it simple with some chopped fresh herbs and Grated Parmesan or serve this creamy arborio rice as an irresistible foundation to a number of ingredient combinations—from Italian sausage and sautéed greens to roasted red peppers and artichokes.

    Frequently Asked Questions:

    What is cheese risotto?

    Risotto is a creamy Italian rice dish made with short-grain Arborio rice—a prized grain grown in the Piedmont region of Northern Italy. The rice is super starchy, which creates a thick and creamy sauce when cooked. Making risotto is a bit of a process that takes some time. Grains are cooked slowly by adding a little liquid at a time. The resulting dish is super rich and creamy and the grains boast that tender, but yielding al dente bite. Cheese risotto is just that same creamy Arborio rice dish but one that has been made with cheese for a macaroni-and-cheese-style dish. It can be served as-is or as a base to other ingredients like grilled vegetables, seafood or chicken.

    What does “quick cook” mean?

    Quick cook refers to the time it takes to make the final creamy Arborio rice dish. DeLallo Quick-Cook Risotto is made using a slow absorption cooking process—just like you would make at home. The rice is parboiled and simmered in a broth until it absorbs the liquid. Once this happens, the rice is dried slowly. The resulting Arborio rice is perfectly al dente with a creamy texture.

    What does risotto taste like?

    The taste of risotto depends on how it is cooked and what ingredients are used. Generally speaking, risotto tastes like rice with a creamier silky texture. Often, risotto is cooked with butter, olive oil or white wine and even other richer ingredients like Parmesan cheese. Cheese risotto tastes like a cheesy pasta dish. Some describe it as the rice version of the beloved macaroni and cheese. It is creamy and rich with a savory cheesy flavor.

    What is the difference between risotto and rice?

    To put it simply, risotto is the creamy rice dish from Northern Italy that is made with Arborio or Carnaroli rice. These starchy grains release their starches when cooked, creating a creamy sauce all their own.

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