Risotto Alla Milanese

40 mins (prep 20, cooking 20)
12 ingredients
4 servings
From www.italyum.com. "This recipe belongs to the culinary tradition of the city of Milan. It's a very old recipe, probably more than 400 years old and the story goes that while an artist was preparing the dye to colour the window glass of the cathedral (Il Duomo di Milano), his apprentice, by accident, poured some saffron powder into the near by pan of rice. Since then, the recipe has been elaborated many times, until nowadays. When cooking the proper "risotto alla Milanese" you require the use of some beef bone marrow at an early stage in the cooking."

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  • 350 g carnaroli rice (alternatively arborio rice (12- 14 oz)
  • 50 g butter (2 oz, 1 knob of 30 g and 1 knob of 20 g)
  • 40 g beef marrow (1 1/2 oz)
  • 1/2 an onion (finely chopped)
  • 100 ml white wine (3 1/2 fl oz)
  • 1 liter chicken stock - 2 stock cubes (1 3/4 pints, i have to say that you often need more than 1 litre so have some extra stock handy)
  • 1/4 g saffron (usually 1 sachet)
  • 60 g grated parmesan cheese (2 1/2 oz)


Serving Size (150.19 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 110.32 Calories from Fat 91.26
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10.14g 62.41%
Saturated Fat 6.42g 128.44%
Trans Fat 0.41g %
Cholesterol 26.88mg 35.83%
Sodium 81.72mg 13.62%
Total Carbohydrate 0.7g 0.93%
Dietary Fiber 0.0 g 0.04%
Sugars 0.25 g %
Protein 0.13g 1.05%
Vitamin A 312.71IU% Vitamin C 0.05mg%
Calcium 5.32mg% Iron 0.08mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
carnaroli rice, beef marrow, an, grated parmesan cheese