Make this Tonight - "Classic Italiano"

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  • 1/2 C Arborio Rice
  • Chicken Stock
  • 6 Saffron Threads
  • 2 leeks (just the white part sliced)
  • Butter
  • White Wine


  1. Start with butter in the pan over medium heat, being careful not to burn it
  2. Add the leeks and saute until translucent, about 3 minutes. Add the rice and toast for about 1 minute, add warm stock to the pan, just covering the rice and allow it to absorb/ evaporate.
  3. Once the pan looks dry add the white wine, and wait for it to absorb/ evaporate.
  4. Add the saffron to a small mixing bowl and add about 1 C of hot stock to it, allow it to bleed its color and flavor - when the pan looks dry add this mixture and more stock as needed.
  5. Repeat adding stock until the rice is cooked through (about 7 steps total) finish with 1/2 stick butter and some Parmigiano cheese.