WHB #117: Smooth, creamy and oozy Leek-Risotto

Last week I was already featuring leek. As I love leek I use it this week again. I made a smooth, creamy and ozzy risotto for Weekend Herb Blogging, this week hosted by Anna from Anna’s Cool Finds.

There are many theories as to how to make the perfect risotto but there are a couple of key points everyone agrees on: you need the right type of the rice and you need a decent, hot broth.

How you add the broth is a matter for debate. Traditionally it’s ladled over the rice and lots of stirring takes place until the stock is absorbed. However a time-saving method involves adding all the broth at once and cooking it for example in a Hotpan. This time I did it the conventional way, means stirring a lot.

serves 2

WHB #117: Smooth, creamy and oozy Leek-Risotto

about 4 dl broth
1 dl white wine
1 tb olive oil
1/2 onion, chopped
160 g Risotto rice
1 leeks, white part only
salt and white pepper
1 tb Philadelphia cream cheese
fresh grated Parmesan

Cut leek in small rings. Wash well.

Pour broth into a saucepan and bring to a simmer. Keep liquid hot.

In a large, heavy saucepan over low heat, heat oil. Add the onion and saute about 5 minutes. Add the rice and stir until white spots appear in the center of the grains. Add the wine and stir until absorbed. Add one ladleful of the hot broth, adjust the heat to maintain a gentle simmer, and cook, stirring constantly, until the liquid is absorbed. Continue adding broth, one ladleful at a time and stirring constantly. After 10 minutes add leek. Continue adding broth until the rice is just tender but slightly firm in the center and the mixture is creamy. Season with salt and pepper. Add 1 tb Philadelphia and fresh grated Parmesan.

I served it with Saltimbocca.

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4 Gedanken zu „WHB #117: Smooth, creamy and oozy Leek-Risotto

  1. Das Rezept hört sich lecker an und wir mögen Porree sehr gerne. Nur den Wein muß ich wohl weg lassen. Töchterchen mag sowas gar nicht.

  2. Sounds very delicious. I’ve never made risotto, not even once! I love Saltimbocca, this sounds like a great dish to go with it.

  3. I thought that was saltimbocca! I just finished writing about a variation on it, so recognized it immediately. Your risotto looks wonderful; perfectly creamy and delicious and I’m sure it set off the saltimbocca nicely. Bravo!

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