26/10/2012 13:15 BST | Updated 26/12/2012 05:12 GMT

Recipe for the Weekend: Perfect Risotto

This classic luxurious risotto dish is perfect for autumn and will leave you happy and satisfied. People think that risotto is time consuming, but it should actually be the opposite. I prefer to use the carnaroli rice as it's more suitable for this dish and has a more robust flavour. A good quality Gorgonzola cheese will make the dish and a bottle of Barbera D'Asti is a great pairing.

Enjoy the weekend!


150g carnaroli risotto rice

2 tblsp olive oil

1 small white onion (finely chopped)

1 stick of celery (finely chopped)

1 head of radicchio ( shredded)

1 tsp fresh marjoram (finely chopped)

75 g grated Parmesan

75 g Gorgonzola cheese

1 clove of garlic (finely chopped)

1 litre of chicken stock