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What's the ratio of liquid to rice for risotto?

CindyJ Jan 20, 2012 01:17 PM

If I'm using a cup of arborio rice, about how much liquid (wine + stock) should I expect to use? Thanks!

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  1. Novelli RE: CindyJ Jan 20, 2012 01:29 PM

    I would say about 4cups of stock/wine (keep some extra on hand just in case).

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      ChiliDude RE: CindyJ Jan 20, 2012 01:36 PM

      One cup of Arborio rice, 1/2 cup wine, 3 cups heated chicken or other stock.

      1. bushwickgirl RE: CindyJ Jan 20, 2012 02:24 PM

        I agree that 1:3-3 1/2 is a good approximate starter amount, but you have to play it by eye, taste and rice texture as well. As Novelli states, wise to keep some extra hot stock available.

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          CindyJ RE: bushwickgirl Jan 21, 2012 09:04 AM

          That worked just fine -- I used a half cup of wine and about 3 cups of stock (I started with about 4 cups, almost at a simmer). Thanks to all!

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