French onion risotto

This French onion risotto is a bit similar to the well known classic onion soup. An easy vegetarian risotto that's ready within 40 minutes.

40 minutes 4 people Main course
French onion risotto


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  • 4 onions
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • knob of butter
  • 300 gram risotto rice
  • few sprigs of thyme
  • 100 gram grated grana padano (or other kind of cheese)
  • dash of dry white wine
  • 750 ml vegetable or chicken stock
  • pepper and salt to taste
French onion risotto ingredients
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Kitchen equipment

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  • cutting board & chef's knife
  • large skillet
  • silicone spatula


40 minutes 4 people Main course

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Preparation -- 10 minutes

PEEL the onions and garlic cloves, divide the onions into (half) rings and finely chop the garlic cloves. HEAT the vegetable or chicken stock and set aside. 

French onion risotto
French onion risotto

Finishing the French onion risotto -- 30 minutes

HEAT a knob of butter in a large skillet and sauté the onion and garlic for a few minutes. ADD the rice and thyme sprigs and sauté until the rice is glossy.

ADD a large dash of dry white wine. Gradually add the stock, add the next spoonful when the previous one is completely absorbed. It's possible the rice is done before using all of the stock. 

SEASON the risotto with half of the grated cheese, pepper and salt. REMOVE the thyme sprigs and serve with extra grated cheese. Enjoy!

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