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This creamy Champagne Risotto is such an easy dish to make. Risotto is usually thought of as being difficult but in reality, it's quite simple. This risotto is made with champagne, mushrooms and parmesan cheese and is perfect to serve over the holidays.|www.zagleft.com
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Champagne Risotto

This creamy Champagne Risotto is such an easy dish to make.  Making risotto is usually thought of as being difficult but in reality, it’s quite simple.  This risotto is made with champagne, mushrooms and parmesan cheese and is perfect to serve during the holidays. Make any day a celebration with this creamy and flavorful Champagne Risotto...
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Main Dish
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Joanie Zisk

Ingredients

  • 8 oz fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 5-6 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups Arborio rice
  • 8 oz Champagne or sparkling wine
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, freshly grated

Instructions

  • Heat 2 tablespoons of the butter with the olive oil in a large deep sided pan over a medium-low heat. Add the fresh mushrooms and cook for about 2 minutes.
  • Add the shallot and the garlic and cook for another two minutes.
  • Season lightly with salt and pepper.
  • In another medium sized saucepan, bring the chicken broth to a boil. Reduce to a simmer.
  • Stir the rice into the mushroom mixture and let the oils coat the grains. Continue toasting the rice, stirring constantly, for about 3 minutes.
  • Add the Champagne and simmer until the liquid has almost evaporated, about 3 minutes.
  • Add 1 cup of the simmering broth and stir until almost completely absorbed, about 2 minutes.
  • Continue cooking the rice, adding the broth 1 cup at a time, stirring constantly and allowing each addition of the broth to absorb before adding the next, until the rice is tender and the mixture is creamy, about 30 minutes. (You many not need to add the additional cup of broth)
  • Remove from the heat.
  • Add the remaining butter, parmesan cheese and salt to taste.