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Can I use rice wine vinegar in risotto?

I would not use any vinegar. You will not want the sour taste that vinegar will leave. You will have a better final result if you just omit the wine. If you feel like it needs a little acidity at ...
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Can I use cream of tartar instead of wine to avoid alcohol in a meat braise or risotto?

There's a few misconceptions there. Tartaric acid, malic acid, acetic acid, and citric acid are all "heat stable" in the sense that they won't boil or decompose at the temperature of boiling ...
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Why should you serve risotto on a hot plate?

What moscafj says is true, but it doesn't explain specifically for risotto. Basically, the creaminess** is because of a starch-based solution. Starch based solutions are temperature dependent and ...
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Can I use rice wine vinegar in risotto?

Yes, you can, although I'd suggest adding a little sugar to it to offset the sharpness of the vinegar. About 1 tsp in 3/4 cup of vinegar should do it. However, if your rice vinegar is "seasoned rice ...
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Why should you serve risotto on a hot plate?

Using hot plates allows food to retain it's heat between plating a service...also works with cold plates, if you want to keep something cold.
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Risotto too grainy

That grainy feeling is a classic sign of undercooked rice. For white risotto, you can check for doneness visually by looking for the opaque white center of the grains of rice. If the kind of risotto ...
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Risotto preparation

As far as I know, most (*) restaurant will prepare risotto in advance, will prepare the basic recipe and undercook it a little bit; cool it quickly and portion it put in the fridge/freezer and then ...
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How do cooks prepare risotto in a restaurant?

Par cooking, if done properly, will not change the texture of the rice. The key is to cool quickly! Then make sure stock is very hot and rice is at room temp when finishing off. This will basically ...
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Can I make risotto without wine?

Since I'm a picky Risotto eater, I usually only make the one kind of flavoured Risotto (Cranberry,Mushrooms, Ramson, PineNuts,S&P) & I use my granny's foundation recipe, that does calls for ...
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Can I make risotto without wine?

It's not necessarily the wine that is necessary, it's more of the freshness and acidity. You can imitate this by adding a little bit of citrus (lemon) to brighten it up. Fresh herbs may help too!
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How do cooks prepare risotto in a restaurant?

I've worked with a solution that I did not see mentioned here. We served risotto every half hour. This was in a shared-plate restaurant, so it worked really well. Even if a table ordered a risotto at ...
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Can I use rice wine vinegar in risotto?

I dunno about rice wine vinegar, but I always make risotto with a little bit of vinegar to omit the wine. I just use a little bit of vinegar watered down to a small cup, and use accordingly more stock....
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