One of my favorite places to eat risotto is Casa Fontana-23 Risotti in Milano. Here you will find daily 23 different risotto dishes done traditionally and some with a modern twist. Even though they have so many risottos to choose from, I always love the simple, refreshing, and delicious Lemon Risotto. This is my version of the dish that I love to pair with a light, crisp glass of Valente Emozione No. 1, a wine made with 100% Montonico grapes that comes from the mountains of Abruzzo.
See ingredients, directions and pairings.
4 cups Broth, I use vegetable broth
1-1/2 cups Arborio Rice
1 cup White Wine
1 Large Lemon, grated with a zester
4 tablespoons Lemon Juice
1 Yellow Onion, finely chopped
4 tablespoons Butter, or Butter Alternative, I like Miyoko's European Cultured Butter
2 tablespoons EVOO
1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese, grated. Use Violife Parmesan to make this vegan.