Chef Chuck's Valentines Day Risotto

San Valentino Risotto

A simple and romantic dish, made for two, risotto, is an Italian classic. This Valentine's Day Risotto is made with onions, red peppers and chili powder. Shape the rice in a heart shape and sprinkle parmigiana cheese on top. Enjoy with the one you love, Happy Valentines Day.

Valentines Day Risotto

1 cup arborio rice
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 onion, diced
1/2 red pepper, diced
4 cups vegetable broth
1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
parmigiano cheese, grated
black pepper

In a large frying pan heat butter and olive oil, saute onions and peppers till soft. Add rice and toast for 3 minutes, stirring. With the heat on low, add chili powder and black pepper, slowly add about 1/4 cup of broth at a time. Simmer and when rice gets low on broth add a little more broth. Risotto takes about 25 minutes to prepare.


  1. Looks good! I made ravioli from your blog, this time with with crab meat and a white wine tomato sauce for nick tonight!

  2. A dish filled with love. Perfect, Chef. Wishing you and the family the best on Valentine's.

  3. Happy Valentine's Day, your ravioli dish sounds wonderful, your such a creative cook. We love you.

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  5. Hello Bridgett, Your so sweet, wishing the same for you and your family. Thank you :)

  6. I love the creativity here. Shaping the dish is such a great way to put a new spin on a classic recipe!

  7. Hello Miri, Thank you for your comment!
    Glad you enjoyed :)

  8. ciao! complimenti per questo squisito risotto!
    grazie della tua visita!! buona domenica!

  9. Hello Federica, Thank you, I like your blog the foods are delish....
    Have a nice day :)