Enjoy two Italian comfort food classics in one delicious dish using Mahatma® Medium Grain Arborio Rice, specially crafted for rich and creamy risottos.
Bring broth to boil in a saucepan set over high heat; reduce heat to low to maintain heat.
Heat oil in large high-sided skillet set over medium heat; cook onion for 2 to 3 minutes or until slightly softened. Stir in olives, capers, anchovies, garlic and chili flakes; cook for 3 to 5 minutes or until fragrant. Stir in arborio rice; cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until rice is well coated. Season with salt and pepper.
Add wine; cook, stirring frequently, for 2 to 3 minutes or until most of the liquid is absorbed.
Add broth to skillet, 1 cup at a time, stirring frequently after each addition until all of the broth is absorbed before adding the next cup of broth, for 20 to 30 minutes or until rice is very tender.
Stir in Parmesan and basil. If risotto is too dry, stir in more broth or some water. Serve immediately.
Although for this dish we’ve swapped out the pasta for risotto rice, there is no lack for traditional Puttanesca sauce flavor including tomatoes, olive oil, olives, capers, red chili flakes, anchovies and of course garlic.
Although the origins of this dish are often disputed, it has risen the ranks of well-known modern Italian dishes.
If you’ve never made a classic risotto, use our easy to follow recipe steps for the very best results. But, we’ve also got a few starting tips you’ll want to learn.
1- It’s necessary to use the right rice! We’re using Mahatma® Medium Grain Arborio Rice as it’s specially crafted for making creamy risotto dishes. The medium grains contain more starch, meaning that when combined with heat and broth, it makes for a naturally creamier texture in comparison to longer grain rice varieties.
2- When adding the white wine, make sure to give it time for the alcohol to cook off, about 2-3 minutes.
3- The beauty of risotto is that the broth is added in slowly instead of all at once, so make sure not to skip step 4.
Want more tips on how to make your risotto better than ever? Check out our guide here and our 5 Top Creamy Risotto Recipes to try. Continue preparing exciting rice recipes by learning how to make arroz con leche next or the best Mexican rice casserole, maybe even some bean and rice tacos?
Substitute 1 tbsp anchovy paste for anchovies if desired.