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Friday, April 3, 2015

Lemon Risotto Makes A Great Easter Dish


    I love Risotto and usually make a mushroom version. I was looking through a magazine and a recipe for Lemon Risotto and knew I had to try it. I made some changes to the recipe and the result was a yummy Risotto that had wonderful lemon flavor along with a creamy sauce to it. It did take about 30 minutes to make but it was so worth it.

Lemon Risotto
serves 4-6

6 cups chicken or vegetable broth
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 large garlic clove, finely chopped
1 1/2 cups arborio rice
4 Tablespoons lemon juice
3 Tablespoons cream cheese
1 cup parmesan cheese
1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese


In a medium pot, heat the broth over medium-low. Cover and keep warm.

In a Large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high. Add the onion and garlic and stir until soft, about 5 minutes. Add the rice and stir until coated. Add 2 cups of the warm broth, stirring frequently, until almost evaporated, about 6 minutes. Add 2 more cups broth, stirring frequently, until almost evaporated, about 6 minutes more. Add the rest of the broth, stirring frequently, until almost evaporated, about 6 minutes more. Stir in the lemon juice, cream cheese, and parmesan cheese and stir until well combined. Remove from heat and place in serving a dish. Sprinkle the mozzarella cheese over the rice. Serve right away for best flavor as this dish does not reheat well.



5 comments:

  1. I'm gaining weight just looking at that dish! ;)

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  2. looks yummy! thanks for sharing your recipe...

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  3. This does look like a yummy side dish to serve up at Easter or anytime this spring. I love lemon and this creamy sauce looks so good!

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  4. This looks fantastic and easy. I love the added lemon. Great recipe!

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  5. My family would enjoy this dish because of the lemon!

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