I was recently sent an Italian made Lagostina Risotto Pot. It was like being a kid on Christmas morning when it arrived in the mail. It is such a beautiful, heavy, and well made pot that is handcrafted in Italy and features a low profile casserole which is ergonomically designed to reduce fatigue from constant stirring. It comes with a beautiful wooden lid that turns into a trivet when serving. I was so excited to make some risotto!!! My local grocery store has had a great supply of chanterelle mushrooms this fall so I decided to make a creamy risotto using these wonderful mushrooms, along with some fresh thyme, shallots, and Parmesan. I felt giddy while making this risotto in such a high quality, specifically designed, Italian made risotto pot. The risotto cooked beautifully in the pot and it turned out creamy, flavorful, and so delicious… we gobbled up every last bite. The generous people at Lagostina want one of my readers to experience cooking risotto in their very own Lagostina Risotto Pot and are hosting a giveaway!!! See the bottom of this recipe post for details.
Heat the chicken broth in a small saucepan over medium low heat. Cut the stems off of the chanterelle mushrooms and add them to the chicken broth. Simmer for 15 minutes to allow the mushrooms to flavor the broth. Strain the mushrooms stems from the broth and discard.
Heat the olive oil and butter in a large sauté pan over medium heat. Add the shallots, sliced mushrooms, and thyme leaves to the pan and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender and golden, about 5 minutes. Add the minced garlic and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Add the arborio rice and toast for 2 minutes stirring occasionally.
Deglaze the pan with the wine and stir scraping up any bits on the bottom of the pan. Reduce the heat to low. Stir constantly until the liquid has fully absorbed. Add a large ladle of warm chicken broth to the rice and cook, stirring constantly, until the liquid has fully absorbed. Add another large ladle of warm chicken broth and cook, stirring constantly, until the liquid has fully absorbed. As it cooks the rice will take on a creamy consistency as it begins to release its natural starches. Continue adding stock, a ladle at a time, for 20-30 minutes or until the grains are tender but still firm to the bite, without being crunchy. Stir in the butter and Parmesan and toss to coat evenly.
Taste the risotto and season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, if needed, to taste. Top with freshly chopped parsley. Serve immediately.
***GIVEAWAY CLOSED / WINNER ANNOUNCED***:
The generous people at Lagostina want to give one of my readers a Lagostina Risotto Pot!!! This amazing pot will be the star of your kitchen! I love mine and look forward to using it again and again for years to come.
To enter this giveaway simply leave a comment and tell me what’s the first thing you will cook with your risotto pot.
- Leave a comment on this post.
- Comments will close at 4:30 pm pacific time on Tuesday, December 15, 2015. Winner will be chosen at random and will be posted to the blog on Wednesday, December 16, 2015.
- Giveaway open to United States residents only.
Be sure to include an e-mail address with your comment. A winner will be chosen randomly and announced on Tuesday night. I will email the winner and if the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be chosen. Product will be shipped directly to the winner by Lagostina.
Disclosure: Lagostina sent me this Lagostina Risottiera pictured above and they have provided another Lagostina Risottiera for this giveaway, at no cost to me.
Rich, creamy risotto is easy to prepare in this classic Italian stainless-steel pan. Its bonded aluminum and stainless-steel core ensures precise heating as you sauté Arborio rice with onions, then simmer the grains in broth and wine. A wide rim speeds evaporation and facilitates stirring. The low-profile casserole dish is shaped to reduce fatigue while you stir and the multi-layer design optimally distributes heat across the entire dish.
KEY PRODUCT DETAILS:
- Retail Price: $199.95
- 13″ L x 11″ W x 8″ H
- 4 Qt. capacity
- Optimal heat distribution thanks to the multi-layer design
- Low profile is ergonomically shaped to reduce fatigue while stirring
- Mirror polish finish
- Cherry wood lid also doubles as a trivet
- Stainless steel
- Hand wash
- Handcrafted in Italy
Where to Buy:
The Lagostina Risottiera is available at Bed Bath & Beyond, Williams-Sonoma, and specialty retailers nationwide. It’s also available online at Williams-Sonoma, Bloomingdales and Bed Bath & Beyond. For more information please visit the Lagostina website.
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