rice, a high-starch rice, will absorb flavors and take on a
creamy texture when cooked. It is cultivated in the river
valleys of the Tuscan hills of Italy. Constantly stirring while
adding a little liquid at a time is the secret to the creamy
texture. Call your favorite friend to chat while you stir. To
easily peel pearl onions, first blanch them in boiling water for
2 tablespoons olive oil
pearl onions, peeled and chopped
cups uncooked Arborio rice
5 cups hot water
teaspoons chicken base
Heat oil and butter on medium/low in a 5-quart nonstick
pan. Sauté onions until translucent.
2. Add rice, cook 2
minutes until rice is translucent on edges.
3. Add 1 cup water. Stir with a wooden spoon
absorbed. Mix the rest of the water with chicken base.
a ½ cup stock at a time. Continue to stir consistently
each addition until almost all the liquid is absorbed.
4. Toast almonds in
oven for 5 minutes. Sprinkle over
You may omit the oil if you prefer.