Monday, February 16, 2009

Parmesan-Carrot Risotto

I love risotto. It sounds so fancy. But, it really isn't hard to make. I make it all the time, because it is so delicious and simple, really.
I saw this risotto recipe and thought it would make a great lunch, accompanied with a light salad. I used mostly arborio rice because I had it in the pantry, but it calls for plain, old, normal white rice.
The thing I love about risotto is how smooth and creamy it is. It is warm and inviting. Yummy!

Parmesan-Carrot Risotto adapted from Martha Stewart's Everyday Food
Prep: 40 minutes Total: 40 minutes
Serves 4.
2 cans (14 1/2 ounces each) reduced-sodium chicken broth
2 tablespoons butter
1 medium red onion, finely chopped
6 medium carrots, grated
Coarse salt and ground pepper
1 1/4 cups long-grain white rice (I used 1 cup of arborio and 1/4 cup long grain)
1/4 cup grated Parmesan
In a saucepan, bring broth and 2 cups water to a bare simmer over medium.
In a large saucepan, melt 1 tablespoon butter over medium. Add onion and carrots; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, 5 to 7 minutes. Stir in rice. Add 1/2 cup broth; cook, stirring, until absorbed, 1 to 2 minutes.
Add 2 cups hot broth; simmer over medium-low, stirring frequently, until mostly absorbed, 10 to 12 minutes. Continue to add broth, 1 cup at a time, stirring occasionally, until absorbed before adding more. Cook until rice is creamy and just tender, about 20 minutes (you may not need all the broth).
Remove risotto from heat. Stir in Parmesan and 1 tablespoon butter, and season with salt and pepper.

Coming Tomorrow- Tuesday's with Dorie


n.o.e said...

This sounds like an interesting recipe - not a common combination is it? I'll bet the parmesan is a good counterpoint to the carrots.

Netts Nook said...

Looks great can't wait to try it Thanks for sharing.

Maria said...

I don't make risotto enough!! It is so creamy and filling! This one looks amazing!

Ash said...

just found you're blog! Great stuff!

Karen said...

I love risotto, too. This is interesting with the carrots! The nice thing about risotto is you can pur practically anything in it and it always comes out delicious :)

Cathy said...

I am WAY overdue to make some risotto! This recipe looks great -- and I have all of the ingredients already. Added bonus!

The Blonde Duck said...

This might actually make me eat my veggies...

Carrian said...

I want to love risotto, but the only one I had was at a restaurant and super mushy. Yours doesn't look at all mushy so maybe I should just try making it myself.

Not Another Omnivore said...

I haven't had time to come by in a couple days but man you've had some great posts since those hummus stuffed peppers!


The Food Librarian said...

What a great combo of flavors and ingredients! Yummy!