Monday, October 15, 2012

SRC: Beer Cheddar Risotto

It is the October Secret Recipe Club Reveal!

Secret Recipe Club

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. 


  1. I am so curious - I have got to try this one!

  2. This sounds so good and maybe I can finally get my husband to like risotto!

  3. I've never made risotto, but beer & cheese make this a must pin! Can't wait to try.

  4. Beer 'n Cheddar Risotto - why not? This Seattle Seahawks fan will use some Beecher's Flagship cheddar and a locally brewed beer to whip up your inspired version of risotto. Toss in some poblano peppers and the husband is sure to like it.

  5. Beer. And cheddar. To make risotto. That is just crazy enough to be AMAZINGLY DELICIOUS. What a great choice - it looks amazing and I bet it tasted great with your pork. Great job!

  6. Hi Ashley,
    Your Beer Cheddar Risotto looks delicious, very rich and creamy. Great selection for the SRC.
    Miz Helen

  7. I've never made a risotto before but this combo looks delish and pretty easy to make, just looks like the key is to keep stirring! :)

  8. Love this! This looks delicious!

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    Adam Kaplan