settled in. [sweet corn risotto]

February 12th, 2014 by | comments


Now that I’m settled into my new apartment, I’m finally back in the kitchen! I was craving risotto and hadn’t made it in a while, so I decided to whip up this sweet corn risotto. My go-to recipe is Giada’s basic risotto in her Everyday Italian cookbook. The recipe is delicious as is, but made even better by adding sweet corn, asparagus or peas.

sweet corn risotto
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  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 3 tbsp. unsalted butter
  • ¾ cup chopped onion
  • 1½ cups Arborio rice
  • ½ cup dry white wine
  • ½ cup freshly grated Parmesan
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen sweet corn
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Fresh or dried parsley, for garnish, if desired
  1. In a medium saucepan, bring the chicken broth to a simmer. Cover and keep hot over low heat.
  2. In a large saucepan, melt 2 tbsp. butter over medium heat. Add diced onion and sauté until tender but not brown, about 3 minutes. Add the rice and stir to coat with the butter. Add the wine and simmer until the wine has almost completely evaporated, about 3 minutes. Next, add ½ cup of simmering broth and stir until almost completely absorbed, about 2 minutes.
  3. Continue cooking the rice, adding the broth ½ cup at a time, stirring constantly and allowing each addition of broth to absorb before adding the next. Repeat until the rice is tender but still firm to the bite and the mixture is creamy, about 20 minutes total.
  4. Remove from the heat. Stir in the Parmesan, corn, the remaining tablespoon of butter and season with salt and pepper, to taste.
Recipe adapted from Giada De Laurentiis' 'Everyday Italian' cookbook.




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  • Delicious! Glad to hear you’re all settled in now. Enjoy your new home and kitchen!

  • egg me on

    Congrats on the new apt! Risotto seems like a great way to settle into your kitchen.

  • I have never made risotto.. I will have to give this a try! :)

  • Yay, I am so happy for you :D
    And love this delicious risotto dish, it is so flavoursome!

    Choc Chip Uru

  • Wishing you many happy years in your new apartment and what a winner of a recipe to start with.
    :-) Mandy xo

  • This would be perfect in the summer with fresh corn. But it looks great in February too.

  • I could settle in with this dish.