Friday, October 2, 2009

Once upon a time there was... Cheddar and Beer Risotto

There are few things we enjoy more than cheese and alcoholic beverages.
For those that were wondering, Cal did wonder at one time if it was ok for him to eat dairy - but that only lasted like 5 seconds because he really REALLY likes cheese. Anyway, we decided there was no better way to dress up plain risotto than with both of those.
Here's the recipe we made up:
1 cup uncooked arborio rice
2 Tbsp olive oil
2 Tbsp butter
1 onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
12 oz lager beer
1.5 cups chicken broth
5 oz shredded yellow cheddar cheese
3 oz shredded sharp white cheddar cheese
1 tsp worcestershire sauce
1 tsp garlic powder
tabasco sauce, a few drops
salt, pepper
1. saute onion and garlic in oil and butter for 2-3 min
2. add rice, cook another 2 min
3. Add 1 cup of broth, cook until liquid is mostly absorbed
4. add 1 cup of beer, cook until liquid is mostly absorbed
5. add 1/2 c of broth and 1/2 cup of beer, cook until liquid is mostly absorbed
6. add all the cheese, garlic powder, worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper to taste, and a few drops of tabasco sauce. stir into rice until all the cheese is melted and all ingredients are mixed.
serves 4.
Both Cal and I agree it was a fantastic dinner and it reminded me of Melting Pot cheddar fondue. We only wish we had thought to chop ourselves some dippers!
Pig, out.

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