01Fine food and music is a perfect due. The networking event of Young MBSA was held in a pleasant and informal atmosphere of CODA Restaurant.

Participants gathered at atrium of CODA Restaurant and watched our Executive Chef create delectable Italian treats that included parmesan risotto and special hot chocolate drink.

Here is a recipe you can be trying at home:

PARMESAN RISOTTO

Ingredients

  • 3 to 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 4  tablespoons  unsalted butter
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2  cups  Arborio rice
  • 1  cup  dry white wine, such as Sauvignon Blanc
  • 1/2  teaspoon  salt
  • 1/4  tablespoon  freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2  cup  freshly grated Parmesan, plus more for serving

Preparation

In a medium saucepan, bring the broth to a simmer and keep warm over low heat. In a separate medium saucepan, melt 2 tablespoons of the butter over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook, stirring with a wooden spoon, until the onion is transparent, about 5 minutes. Add the rice and cook, stirring, until it is well coated with the butter and starts to turn translucent, about 2 minutes. Add the wine and simmer gently until all the liquid is absorbed, 3 to 5 minutes. Ladle 1/2 cup of the warm broth into the rice mixture and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the broth is absorbed. Repeat, adding 1/2 cup of broth at a time, until the rice is cooked through but still firm, 20 to 25 minutes total. Add the remaining butter and the salt, pepper, and 1/2 cup of Parmesan. Stir to incorporate. Adjust seasoning with more salt to taste. Serve immediately, topping with additional Parmesan.