Leek and Pea Risotto

barbara lentz

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@blentz8

Whipping the heavy cream takes the creamiest to the next level. Great side dish


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Serves:

4 to 6

Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

5 c
vegetable stock
olive oil
2 large
leeks
1 c
arborio rice
1 c
dry white wine
1 c
frozen peas thawed
2 Tbsp
butter
1/4 c
grated parmesan cheese
1/3 c
heavy cream whipped to soft peaks
1 Tbsp
balsamic vinegar
kosher salt to taste
minced chives for garnish

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Trim the dark green leaves off the leeks. Split down the middle and clean any dirt out of leeks. Thinly slice.

Place the stock in stockpot and warm it on the stove.
2
In a large skillet add the olive oil. Add the leeks and cook about 4 minutes to softened. Add the rice and toast for 2 minutes. Add the wine and let most evaporate. Slowly ladle the stock in one ladle at a time letting the moisture get absorbed by the rice. when the rice is almost done add the peas and continue to cook until rice is aldente
3
Remove from heat and beat in the butter and Parmesan cheese to emulsify it in the rice. Stir in the heavy cream and vinegar. Season with salt to taste
4
Serve garnished with chives

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Rice Sides
Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: Italian