Risotto alla Milanese is a traditional recipe of Lombard cuisine, now prepared and appreciated worldwide. The origins of this simple yet delicious recipe seem to date back to the 16th century and are related to Milan Cathedral.
At the wedding of a master glassmaker’s daughter, his helper nicknamed Zafferano (Saffron) asked the cook to change the wedding menu and prepare the rice with saffron, seasoned with butter and grated cheese. Why was this a surprise? Because Zafferano had a habit of adding a pinch of saffron while creating amazing Cathedral stained-glass windows to obtain brighter colors.
The master glassmaker Valerio di Fiandra joked with him about his practice and said that he would end up putting saffron on the plates too. In the end, everyone enjoyed this delicious dish, and we are sure that you will too!
Milanese Saffron Risotto
A luxurious saffron risotto recipe that pairs arborio rice with a decadent saffron-infused cream sauce.