I received Sarah's Kitchen
for my assignment. Sarah is English and originally from Kent, but has been living in Texas with her husband for close to a decade. She has tons of great recipes on her blog, and it was difficult to pick just one! I finally settled on Beer Cheddar Risotto
because it seemed like the perfect flavors for Wisconsin! I love making risotto and this recipe is very easy. The beer flavor is not very strong, but the cheddar flavor is rich and delicious. Next time I think I will add a little extra beer over chicken stock. I also decreased the recipe size since it is just Ron and I. I served this with pork tenderloin and it was delicious! Thank you Sarah for a fantastic new recipe!
How 'bout them Packers? I say it is about time!
1/2 small onion, diced
1 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoons olive oil
1 cups Arborio rice
1/2 bottle of beer
24 oz of chicken stock
2/3 cup sharp cheddar cheese, grated
1/8 cup mozzarella cheese, grated
1/8 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
Black Pepper, to taste
Place chicken stock in a medium saucepan. Bring to a simmer (do not boil). Keep warm over low-medium heat.
Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add 1 tablespoons olive oil and 1 tablespoon of butter to pan; swirl to coat. Add onions and cook for 3 minutes and add garlic. Stir in rice, and cook for 3-4 minutes, stirring constantly. Increase heat to medium and add beer. Add 1/2 cup stock and cook 3-5 minutes or until liquid is nearly absorbed, stirring constantly. Continue adding remaining stock, 1/2 cup at a time, stirring constantly until each portion of stock is absorbed before adding the next. Right before you serve the risotto, stir in the cheese and season with black pepper.
Labels: beer, cheese, drinks, rice, risotto, secret recipe club, sides