Saffron risotto: the original recipe and 10 variations

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The saffron risotto is a dish rich in flavor that owes its color and its characteristic taste to the spice from which it takes its name. You can prepare saffron risotto following the original recipe or vary it to meet the food choices and needs of your family and your guests.



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We advise you to choose organic ingredients as much as possible to prepare your recipes, starting with rice, and to prepare your own cooking broth at home without starting from the packaged cube. Here is a collection of recipe to prepare the original saffron risotto and in its variants.



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Risotto with saffron, the original recipe

La original recipe for saffron risotto plans to use carnaroli rice, a sachet of saffron, extra virgin olive oil or butter, meat broth, white wine, onion or shallot and grated parmesan. You can vary the ingredients to adapt the recipe to your needs, as we will see below. Here and here the recipes to prepare saffron risotto in the original version.

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Saffron risotto, vegetarian recipe

To prepare saffron risotto in the vegetarian version you will have to replace the meat broth from the original recipe with del vegetable soup. In addition, you should preferably choose cheeses without rennet for the dressing. Here is a recipe to take inspiration from.

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Saffron risotto, vegan recipe

If you want to prepare saffron risotto in version vegan you will have to start with a good vegetable broth, perhaps homemade, replace the butter with extra virgin olive oil and do not use cheese as a condiment (you could replace it with a vegetable cheese. Here is the recipe for vegan saffron risotto.

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Photo source: Ju's vegan cuisine

Saffron risotto, Thermomix recipe

You can prepare saffron risotto with your food processor paying attention to the doses of the ingredients to be weighed, the programs to be selected and the cooking times. Here is the recipe to follow to prepare the saffron risotto with the Thermomix.



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Saffron risotto, recipe with celeriac

To enrich and vary the preparation of the classic saffron risotto you can use celeriac which you will have to cut into cubes and then boil before starting to prepare the risotto. Here is the recipe to follow.

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Saffron risotto, light recipe without butter

La light recipe for saffron risotto it is without butter. The advice is to simply replace the butter with extra virgin olive oil and to use chopped almonds instead of grated cheese to garnish the dish. Here is a recipe to take inspiration from.

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Saffron risotto, quick recipe

To speed up the preparation of saffron risotto you should choose a variety of rice with fast cooking times. In this way you will be able to serve your saffron risotto on time for lunch or dinner even when you have little time. Here is a useful recipe.

Photo source: Simple Fast

Risotto with saffron and turmeric

To enrich your saffron risotto with color and flavor, you can add turmeric powder to the preparation. You can also serve your saffron risotto accompanying it with seasonal vegetables. Here the recipe.

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Risotto with saffron and zucchini

Zucchini is a very versatile ingredient that will go very well with the preparation of your saffron risotto and will enrich it to the fullest. Also for this dish you can replace the meat broth with the vegetable broth. Here is a recipe to take inspiration from.



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Risotto with saffron and asparagus

Carnaroli rice, vegetable broth, extra virgin olive oil and already cleaned asparagus are the basic ingredients to prepare a spring risotto based on a tasty seasonal ingredient. Here is the recipe to take inspiration from.

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Photo source: As good

Risotto with saffron and artichokes

The dressing of your saffron risotto will be even tastier if you enrich it with fresh artichokes and freshly squeezed lemon juice. You can garnish the dish with grated organic lemon zest and ground black pepper. Here the recipe.

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Do you know other recipes and variations to prepare saffron risotto?

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