Red Wine Risotto Recipe

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A creamy and decadent dish that is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. Imagine a velvety risotto infused with the rich and complex flavors of red wine. The Arborio rice is cooked to perfection and combined with a delicious mixture of red wine, butter, and Parmesan cheese.

This recipe is perfect for a romantic dinner for two, or as a side dish for a dinner party. The red wine gives the risotto a subtle sweetness and depth of flavor that pairs well with a variety of meats, seafood, or vegetables.

Here’s a recipe for you:


  • 1 1/2 cups Arborio rice
  • 4 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 cup red wine
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • Salt and pepper
  • Chopped parsley, for garnish


  1. Heat the broth in a medium saucepan over low heat.
  2. In a separate large skillet, melt 1 tablespoon of butter over medium heat. Add the shallot and garlic and cook until softened, about 2 minutes.
  3. Add the Arborio rice and stir to coat with the butter. Cook for 1-2 minutes, until the rice is slightly toasted.
  4. Add the red wine and stir until the liquid is absorbed.
  5. Slowly add the hot broth, 1 cup at a time, stirring constantly and allowing the liquid to be absorbed before adding the next cup.
  6. Continue cooking and stirring until the rice is cooked al dente and the mixture is creamy, about 18-20 minutes.
  7. Remove the skillet from the heat and stir in the Parmesan cheese and remaining butter.
  8. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  9. Garnish with chopped parsley and serve immediately.

This risotto is a perfect balance of flavors, and the red wine gives it a unique twist that will make it a standout dish at your next dinner party. Enjoy!

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