Caramelized Onion Risotto

  • Difficulty: Medium
  • 45 minutes
  • 3 servings

Onion is many times used in risotto, but it’s not exactly its main ingredient. But with this recipe, things are about to change. But first you need to caramelize the onion, but don’t worry, because it’s a simple and fun process. It’s sweetness also works very well with the creamy texture of the risotto.

Ingredients Needed for Caramelized Onion Risotto

2 tablespoons of butter
2 teaspoons of vegetable oil
2 red onions, julienne sliced
salt
pepper
1 teaspoon chili flakes
0.5 fluid ounce whisky
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 cup risotto rice
1 cup white wine
1 celery stick, chopped
2 cups of chicken stock
1 thyme sprig
½ cup parmesan, shredded

How to Cook Caramelized Onion Risotto

  1. Heat a skillet over medium heat, and melt 1 tablespoon of butter in it.
  2. Add 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil and add the red onion.
  3. Season with salt, pepper, and chili flakes and add a splash of whisky. Add the balsamic vinegar.
  4. Heat another skillet over medium heat and add the remaining butter and vegetable oil.
  5. Add the risotto rice and pour the white wine.
  6. Add the celery and gradually pour the chicken stock.
  7. Season with thyme, salt, pepper, and add the parmesan.
  8. Cook for 20-25 minutes, while stirring in the process. If you want, you can add some more butter and parmesan.

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