Risotto alla Sbirraglia – Cops risotto

Risotto alla Sbirraglia – Daniel Capilla CC BY-SA 4.0

Sbirraglia. From sbira a soup of meat and tripe that, according to Ligurian tradition, was formerly served to the men of the guard (sbirri) in the area of the port of Genoa. It is also the name of this thick soup from Veneto made of rice and chicken and consumed especially in the southern part of the region. Therefore the name probably has, by assonance, this Ligurian origin.

Ingredients

  • 1 chicken
  • 400 g rice
  • 1 l and 1/2 of broth
  • 60 g of grated cheese
  • 1 onion
  • butter
  • oil
  • salt

How to make Risotto alla Sbirraglia – Cops risotto

Cut the chicken into pieces not too large, discarding the carcass. In a saucepan, heat three tablespoons of oil and season the chopped onion, then add the chicken stew, season with salt, stir and brown. Sprinkle with a little hot water and cook for about half an hour. Add the rice, mix it well with the chicken and let it season. Then cook it like a normal risotto, pouring in a little hot broth at a time. Ten minutes before removing the pan from the heat, add the chicken giblets. Remove the risotto, stir in a knob of butter and grated cheese.

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