Creamy Garlic Parmesan Risotto Recipe | Date Night Special

Creamy Garlic Parmesan Risotto Recipe | Date Night Special

Indulge in a culinary masterpiece with our Creamy Garlic Parmesan Risotto, a dish designed to elevate your date night to a new level of sophistication and flavor. As a chef specializing in Pinterest SEO, I’ve crafted this recipe to ensure not only a delightful indulgence but also a visually captivating masterpiece worthy of your favorite Pinterest boards.


  • 1 cup Arborio rice
  • 4 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Chopped fresh parsley for garnish


  1. In a saucepan, heat the chicken or vegetable broth and keep it warm over low heat.
  2. In a separate large pan, heat the olive oil and 1 tablespoon of butter over medium heat.
  3. Add the chopped onion and sauté until translucent, then add the minced garlic and cook until fragrant.
  4. Add the Arborio rice to the pan and cook for about 2 minutes, stirring to coat the rice with the oil and butter.
  5. Pour in the dry white wine and cook until it’s mostly absorbed by the rice.
  6. Ladle in 1 cup of warm broth and cook, stirring frequently, until the liquid is mostly absorbed. Repeat this step with the remaining broth, one cup at a time, until the rice is creamy and al dente.
  7. Stir in the grated Parmesan cheese, remaining butter, and fresh thyme leaves. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Once the cheese and butter are melted, and the risotto has reached the perfect creamy consistency, remove it from the heat.
  9. Serve the risotto in individual plates, garnished with chopped fresh parsley for a pop of color and added freshness.

Prep time: 10 minutes | Cook time: 25 minutes | Total time: 35 minutes

Yield: 2 servings

Creamy Arborio rice infused with garlic, Parmesan, and a hint of thyme, brought together into a luxurious dish perfect for a romantic date night.

Nutrition: Calories: 420 | Fat: 15g | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 10g

Concluding this culinary journey, our Creamy Garlic Parmesan Risotto is more than just a dish; it’s an experience. The creamy texture of Arborio rice, combined with the rich flavors of garlic and Parmesan, creates a symphony for your taste buds. Every bite tells a story of meticulous preparation and a passionate love for food. As you savor this dish with your loved one, let the aroma of garlic and thyme transport you to the cozy ambiance of a romantic Italian trattoria. With its visual allure and irresistible taste, this recipe is bound to become a staple for your date nights, making memories as delightful as the dish itself.
Bon appétit!

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