Jul 7, 2009

Lemon Risotto

When I cook I like to keep the flavors complimentary. If the meat marinade is citrus based I like to bring that into the side dish as well. For the citrus chicken I decided to go with the lemon risotto.

Ingredients:

5 cups of vegetable stock
3 tbsp butter
2 cups of arborio rice
1 tbsp of chopped parsley plus more for garnish
1/2 cup of grated parmesan
zest from 1 lemon.

Pour the stock into a sauce pan, bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to a gentle simmer.
Meanwhile melt the butter into a large saucepan, add the arborio rice and cook stirring , for 2 minutes, until well coated in butter.
Add 2 ladlefuls of stock and cook gently stirring until absorbed. Continue adding the stock ladle by ladle to the rice until half of the stock is used and the rice is creamy. Sprinkle in the lemon zest and the chopped parsley.


Add the remaining stock until the risotto thick but not sticky. This should take about 25 minutes. Just before serving stir in the parmesan cheese.


Sprinkle with the remaining parsley. Serve immediately.

Enjoy!


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11 comments:

Chow and Chatter said...

this looks great very fresh and summer like

Mama Mel said...

Yum! That looks delicious! I've never made risotto before, but I've been wanting to try it. I make salmon with lemon and I'm sure this would go great with that too! I'll have to try it next time! :) Thanx!

Laura said...

Thank you, it really is.

Laura said...

Risotto style is the only way my boys eat the rice, so I had to come up with many flavors. But is easy to make.
I'm sure it would work great with lemon salmon.

Mathilde said...

Risotto, one of my favourite Italian dishes; thanks for sharing!

Laura said...

My pleasure, we love it too.

Diana Bauman said...

This looks delicious! So glad to have found your blog. My oldest boy (3) also loves to cook with me, I love the name, little chef!! So cute!!

Looking forward to following :)

Diana
A Little Bit of Spain in Iowa

Laura said...

Thank you Diana,
It's amazing what you learn about your kids when you cook together. One thing is for sure, they say the darndest things.

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Laura said...

Thank you, Alisa and i would love to add your widget to my blog.

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