Basic Risotto

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Prep time 5 minutes
Cook time 20 minutes
Serves 2-3



1 Tbsp Pukara olive oil
50g Ashgrove butter2 garlic cloves, finely diced
1 onion, finely diced
1 1/2  cup arborio risotto rice
Juice of 1 lemon
1 1/2 cup chicken stock
Pinch of Tasman sea salt
1/2 cup parmesan cheese, grated (plus extra to serve)



Step 1 In a pot over medium heat, add olive oil, 25g butter, garlic and onion. sauté for 2-3  minutes. Add in rice and continue to sauté for 1-2 minutes before adding lemon juice for another 1 or so. Add chicken stock and a pinch of salt, simmer for approximately 15 minutes or until it reaches desired consistency, stirring every few minutes.

Step 2  add in remaining butter and parmesan cheese, stir until butter is melted.

To serve, place risotto in a bowl, top with freshly grated parmesan cheese and a drizzle of olive oil.


Pasta, VegetarianSimon Hamilton