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Lesson Overview

An authentic risotto is a deliciously-creamy, Italian rice dish. Risotto is very popular – even outside of Italy – for its simplicity and versatility. It can be made with very few ingredients or it can be transformed into something quite elaborate.

It is important to realize that risotto is no…

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Lesson Objectives

At the end of this lesson you'll be able to:
  • identify the proper pan to use for the risotto method
  • choose the proper types of rice or grains for the risotto method
  • identify how much and what type of liquid to use for the risotto method
  • cook a basic risotto
  • test risotto for doneness
  • finish a basic risotto

Course Syllabus

START: Watch Lesson Platform Tour
1. Introduction: The Risotto Method 3 mins
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2. Complete Your Self Assessment 2 mins
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3. Pans for the Risotto Method 1 min
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4. Rice & Grains for the Risotto Method 20 mins
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5. Liquids for the Risotto Method 2 mins
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6. Starting the Risotto Method 5 mins
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7. Adding Liquid & Testing Risotto 6 mins
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8. How to Finish Risotto 30 mins
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9. Cooking Grains with the Risotto Method 45 mins
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10. Practice Activities & Recipes 45 mins
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11. Lesson Quiz 15 mins
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Finish Line 2 hrs 54 mins Total Time

Practice Recipes

A few of the practice recipes you'll learn in this lesson.

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What People Are Saying

Default profile "During this lesson i made my best risotto ever. I really like learning why, and not just how, to do the different steps." ★★★★★
Default profile "I haven't tried this method because I was under the impression that risotto was difficult. This lesson made it easy and delicious! I have hardly any time at all to play in my kitchen these days... I'm glad I stated with this, because I feel a sense of accomplishment - I set out to do it and did it within a day... I didn't waste time - it worked out and it tasted fabulous... and I learned something new - it's not difficult, as long as I prepare, and plan a little in advance. Thank you for this. Tomorrow: a variation." ★★★★★
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Default profile "I've been making risottos for years. Have always loved it, and it will be even better now." ★★★★★
Default profile "I always wanted to learn how to make Risotto and your step-by-step method is what I needed. Due to the present shortage of food in my country, it was hard to stick to your recommended ingredients, but with some substitutions, the exercises could be completed and the lessons learned. Thank you guys for your excellent methodology." ★★★★★
Default profile "This lesson includes all the small details other sources have missed out." ★★★★★
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10 Videos | 11 Tasks
Task 1: Introduction: The Risotto Method
Task 2: Complete Your Self Assessment
Task 3: Pans for the Risotto Method
Task 4: Rice & Grains for the Risotto Method
Task 5: Liquids for the Risotto Method
Task 6: Starting the Risotto Method
Task 7: Adding Liquid & Testing Risotto
Task 8: How to Finish Risotto

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