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Tricks for Great Risotto

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Add more hot liquid to the rice only after the previous batch has been absorbed.

Making perfect risotto is easy if you follow these rules:

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  • Pick the right rice. Arborio rice is ideal because it is high in starch -- which contributes to the creamy quality of risotto -- and it absorbs a lot of liquid without losing its shape.
  • Stir constantly. Stirring is important because it keeps the rice from sticking and helps the rice absorb the hot liquid evenly.
  • Add the hot liquid to the rice in batches, and add the next batch only after the previous batch has been absorbed. This slow addition of liquid ensures a perfect risotto texture -- luxuriously creamy, with grains that are firm to the bite.
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