Blueberry Risotto
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
 

Savoury blueberry leek risotto

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: blueberry leek risotto, blueberry risotto, risotto
Servings: 4
Author: Rosa
Ingredients
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups finely chopped leek or 1 large finely chopped onion (see note)
  • 1 finely chopped shallot
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 1/2 cups arborio rice
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 7 cups vegetable stock or chicken stock
  • 1/4 cup grated feta (reserve half for garnish)
Blueberry Sauce
  • 1 cup frozen BC blueberries
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp butter
Instructions
Risotto
  1. In a medium saucepan, warm the stock over low heat.

  2. In a large saucepan, warm 2 tbsp of EVOO over low heat. Add the chopped leek and shallot. Stir with a wooden spoon for 2 minutes or until soft and translucent.

  3. Add the arborio rice and butter and stir for 1 minute.

  4. Add the wine and stir until the wine is completely absorbed.

  5. Add 1 cup of stock and stir until it is absorbed. (Reserve one cup of stock for later). Continue adding 1 cup of stock at a time. Take the risotto off the heat once you have added 6 cups of stock.

  6. In a small saucepan on low heat, add 1 cup of frozen blueberries, 2 tbsp of water and 1 tbsp of butter. Stir for a couple of minutes or until the blueberries release their juices. Strain the blueberry sauce with a sieve. (See note).

  7. Add the strained blueberry sauce to the risotto and stir until combined.

  8. Add 2 tbsp of grated feta to the risotto and stir until combined.

  9. Put the risotto back on low heat. Add the last cup of stock and stir until it has been absorbed. Taste the risotto to make sure it is not too al dente. If it is, add half a cup of water at a time and stir until it is the perfect texture.

  10. Serve while hot. Garnish with the remaining grated feta.

Recipe Notes