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Beef Risotto for a cold wintry night

Did I mention that I have an on-going affair with rice? I love rice, and barely do I discriminate between the different grain types or rice colours. When I first started learning how to cook, I made many different types of risottos, – plain ones with just tomato and basil, or saffron risotto with chicken, I’ve even made broccoli and beetroot risotto! Of course I cook other types of rice as well, but since its right in the middle of winter, and warm creamy risottos do my heart (and stomach) alot of good on a cold, wintry night, I decided to make beef risotto last night!

Beef Risotto (Serves 4)

Ingredients:

1) 700g of beef (any meaty part)
2) 500g of risotto rice
3) 1.2 litres of beef stock
4) 2 onions (chopped)
5) 2 cloves of garlic (chopped finely)
6) 40g of butter
7) 1/2 cup of dry white wine

Steps:

1) Chop up onions and garlic
2) Cut beef into small cubes
3) Stir fry chopped onions and garlic in wok until onion are starting to turn light brown
4) Add in the beef cubes and stir fry for a few minutes till beef turns a little brown
5) Add in the risotto rice and white wine, stir for 2 minutes (this allows rice to be impregnated with the flavours)
6) Add in beef stock and stir well for next 30 – 40 minutes until rice absorbs all the liquid and is soft enough
7) Serve with freshly grated cheese

Fresh Onions:

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Chopped Onions:

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Fresh Garlic:

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Chopped Garlic:

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Fresh slab of beef:

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Beef cut into cubes:

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Stir-fry the chopped onions and garlic in a wok:

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Once ready, add in beef and stir fry:

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Until beef turns slightly brown:

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Add in risotto rice and wine:

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Stir well:

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Pour in the beef stock:

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Stir well – it the stock will start being absorbed by the rice:

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Until it is finally ready:

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Serve with a drizzle of freshly grated cheese:

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felicia | Dish by Dish

Felicia is a Singaporean that's currently located in Buenos Aires, also known as the "Paris of South America". After moving to Argentina because of love, she found herself grappling with the mysterious concept known as cooking. Starting this blog has helped her explore the kitchen, the effect cooking has on our lives, and generally helped her make more friends with people like you! Please stay a while and explore!

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