Chipotle Risotto with Crema Mexicana

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  • PREP TIME
    5 Min
  • COOK TIME
    25-35 Min
  • SERVINGS
    4

I love risottos and I love the smoky flavor that chipotle provides to any dish. And this chipotle risotto with Crema Mexicana combines both. The rice is prepared the Italian way: doubling the amount of liquid, in this case beef broth, and adding an ingredient that brings flavor and color, in this case pickled chipotles (instead of asparagus, porcini or Portobello mushrooms, sundried tomatoes or salmon).

Instead of using Arborio rice as the Italians do, this risotto is prepared with Valencia rice, a short and pearled grain that contributes to the creaminess of the dish. To balance the hotness of the chipotle, I added Cacique® Crema Mexicana, which also helps to make the risotto creamier. When serving, I sprinkled with grated Cacique® Cotija cheese (instead of Parmesan or Romano cheeses) and with fresh cilantro (instead of parsley). The result is a successful fusion of Italian techniques with our ingredients and flavors.

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Chipotle Rice with Crema Mexicana
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