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Premium KOCHANI Rice 907g (BRice)


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According to a national legend, over five centuries ago, a wealthy trader by the name of Kocho traveled to China and came back carrying rice. Kocho planted the seed and the grains quickly adapted to the climate in Macedonia, from where they later spread across the Balkans.

The town where Kocho first planted the rice, was named after the man himself. The farmers of Kochani continue to produce the highest quality rice in the region to this day, and we make it available to everyone.

Risotto Milanese Recipe by IVANA LALICKI

You need:

6 cups chicken broth
10 saffron threads
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoons butter
1 clove garlic
3 shallots
1 1/2 cup Kochani rice
1/2 cup dry white wine
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 black pepper
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon butter


- bring the chicken broth to a simmer and keep it warm
- dissolve the saffron threads in 1/2 cup of the broth
heat the olive oil and 2 tablespoons of butter in a large skillet, over moderate heat
- add 1 clove of garlic, after 1 minute of cooking remove it
- add chopped shallots and cook them until translucent
- stir in the Kochani rice and cook for 1 minute, stirring to coat with oil 
- pour in white wine and cook while stirring until it is absorbed
- add 1/2 cup of the warm broth and cook while stirring constantly, until almost absorbed
- continue adding 1/2 cup of the broth at a time, stirring constantly
- add the dissolved saffron threads
- season the risotto with salt and black pepper
- the risotto is done when the rice is al dente, after 18 - 20 minutes of cooking 
- stir in the Parmesan cheese and 1 tablespoon of butter 
- serve the risotto immediately