Sunday, May 6, 2012

Leek Risotto

On a quiet evening, my husband and I found ourselves alone.   There were no children in the house bounding down the stairs, no phone ringing off the hook or doorbell chime asking if Emma could play.  { Total silence}  We ate dinner slowly, with candle light and a glass of wine, talking about house projects and other thoughts we hadn't been able to communicate yet.   It. Was. Pure. Bliss.   That night I made Leek Risotto and finished it with with sliced grilled chicken we had leftover from the night before.   It was an amazing meal that I had to share!

Leek Risotto

  • 2 T olive oil
  • 2 leeks, greens trimmed, cut in half, rinsed and sliced
  • 1 C arborio rice
  • 4 C chicken stock
  • 1/2 C cream
  • 1/3 C Parmesan, grated
  • salt and pepper to taste
Directions:   Heat the chicken stock in a small pot over medium heat.   I removed the fibrous green tops from the leeks and cut them in half which makes it easier to clean the sand and grit away.   Pat dry and slice thinly.   In a saute pan, add olive oil and sliced leeks and cook over medium heat until the leeks are tender.   Remove to a small bowl and set aside.  In the same pan, saute the arborio rice for a few minutes.   When most of the rice has become white, add your first ladle of simmering chicken stock, stirring frequently until almost all of the broth has been absorbed.   Then add another ladle of broth, and keep stirring.   Do this until all the chicken stock is gone.   Remove rice from heat and add in cream and Parmesan, stirring well.   Add the leeks back into the rice and this is where I added sliced cooked chicken into the risotto.   Season with salt and pepper and serve.   This made 2 large servings which was perfect for a meal!


Debbi said...

I love those surprise evenings sans children! Sounds like a lovely meal for a lovely night. said...

I make a skinny asparagus risotto but have never tried one with leeks. Sounds delicious!

Claudia said...

Need to try this - I think I am in a spring peas and Parmesan rut. Need a new risotto to shake up my life!

Anita at Hungry Couple said...

Sounds delicious. I love risotto and the addition of leeks should be great!

Beth Michelle said...

I do love a good risotto! This looks lovely.

egb said...

We are on a risotto kick at our house and this looks like a great next option! Thanks!