A shallow white bowl filled with saffron risotto with veal on top

Argentinian risotto ossobuco

  • serves 4
  • Easy

Ossobuco is from the leg or shin of veal and is cross-cut to produce steaks with a piece of bone and marrow in the middle. Here it's served with a vibrant saffron risotto. This recipe comes from Soho restaurant, Sucre


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  • olive oil 1 tbsp
  • onion 1⁄2, finely chopped
  • saffron a pinch
  • arborio or carnaroli rice 350g
  • white wine 100ml
  • vegetable stock 1.25 litres
  • parmesan 30g, finely grated
  • unsalted butter 20g
  • flat-leaf parsley a handful, finely chopped


  • veal ossobuco 500g, cut into small cubes without the bone
  • plain flour 2 tbsp
  • olive oil 1 tbsp
  • unsalted butter 20g
  • onion 1⁄2, chopped
  • white wine 100ml
  • bay leaf 1
  • veal, chicken or vegetable stock 1 litre


  • Step 1

    Season the ossobuco and toss it in the flour. Heat the olive oil in a casserole or large pan over a medium-high heat and brown the veal in batches until golden all over. Scoop out onto a plate using a slotted spoon. Add the butter and fry the onion for 5 minutes until just beginning to soften. Pour in the wine and bubble for a minute before returning the veal to the pan with the bay and stock. Bring to a simmer. Cook for 1 hour 30 minutes-2 hours until the meat is tender.

  • Step 2

    When the ossobuco has 30 minutes remaining, make the risotto. Heat the olive oil in a deep frying pan over a medium heat and fry the onion for 10 minutes until really soft. Add the saffron and rice, and fry for 2 minutes more. Pour in the wine and cook until completely evaporated. Stir in the stock, a ladleful at a time, until the rice is just cooked with a little bite. Stir in the cheese and butter. Season. Spoon the risotto into bowls, then top with the ossobuco and scatter with some parsley.

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An aerial shot of saffron-coloured risotto on a white plate

Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 739
  • Fat 20.3g
  • Saturates 8.4g
  • Carbs 88.5g
  • Sugars 8.3g
  • Fibre 5.3g
  • Protein 40.1g
  • Salt 1.9g