This Italian dish is wonderful on its own or served with braised veal shanks. Risotto rice is cooked with beef stock, beef marrow, white wine, saffron and Parmesan. Serve as a starter or main course.
If your local supermarket doesn't stock beef marrow, you can buy it from your local butchers. You may need to pre-order it.
Very nice however I found it to be a bit heavy on the palate with the Parmesan. Would make again just with less Parmesan. - 12 Jul 2012
I want to try this recipie, however, I do not know where to find beef marrow. Any suggestions? - 22 Sep 2004 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
I've used this recipe so many times that it has become my signature "wow" side dish, especially when making Osso Buco. Saffron can sometimes be hard to find, but don't worry. This recipe still turns out great without it (the same can still be said when you omit the marrow). And keep in mind that you can swap out the Parmesan for another cheese to mix it up a little. For example, Gorgonzola works great. If using a different cheese, rely on taste as opposesd to the given measurements as stronger cheeses will require less and vice versa. - 14 Jul 2008 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)