Mushroom, Leek and Lemon Risotto
If you think Risotto is difficult to make, think again. All you need is fantastic Tastic’s Arborio rice and you’re set to go!
Tastic Rices of the World Risotto Rice is a high quality medium grain rice with a high level of starch. Seeing that it’s “Meat free Monday”, why not try out this fantastic Mushroom, Leek and Lemon Risotto? Oh so tasty!
- 5 Cups Vegetable Stock
- 3 trimmed leeks
- 2-3 cups mushrooms
- 2 tablespoon olive oil
- 3 garlic cloves
- 6 tablespoons butter
- 1 large onion, ruffly chopped
- 2 cups Tastic Rissotto rice
- zest of 1 lemon
- 3 tablespoons lemon juice
- 2/3 cup Parmesan cheese
- 4 tablespoons ruffly chopped fresh chives and flat-leaf parsley
- salt and pepper
- Pour the vegetable stock into a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring it to a simmer.
- Meanwhile, wash the leeks. Slice them in half lengthwise, and chop them roughly. Chop the mushroom. Set aside.
- Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the garlic, and cook for 1 minute. Add leeks, mushrooms, salt and pepper; cook for about 10 minutes, or until softened and browned. Transfer the vegetables to a plate or bowl.
- Return the saucepan to medium heat, and add 1 ounce of butter. As soon as it melts, add the onion and cook for 5 minutes, until soft and golden.
- Stir in the rice, and cook for about 1 minute, until the grains begin to look translucent and are covered in butter. Add a ladleful of stock to the pan, and cook gently, stirring occasionally, until the liquid has been absorbed.
- Continue to add stock, a ladleful at a time, until all the stock has been absorbed. This should take about 25-30 minutes. The risotto will turn thick and creamy, and the rice should be tender but not sticky.
- Just before serving, stir in the leeks, mushrooms, remaining butter, lemon zest and juice. Add half the grated Parmesan and herbs. Adjust the seasoning and serve, sprinkled with the remaining Parmesan and herbs. Garnish with lemon wedges and parsley.