Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Risotto & Pork Loin

We still had a ton of pork loin left over, so I made some risotto to go with it. It was a lot of work, but I still might make it on occasion in the future.

Risotto & Pork Loin

Risotto with Greens

1 bunch dandelion greens, Swiss chard, or mustard greens (12 ounces), tough bottom stems removed, leaves cut into 3/4-inch pieces
4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter, divided
1 small onion, chopped
1 large garlic clove, finely chopped
1 can diced mushrooms
2 cups arborio rice (13 to 14 ounces)
1 cup dry white wine
5 cups low-salt chicken broth
3/4 cup (packed) freshly grated Parmesan cheese plus additional for serving

Cook greens in boiling salted water just until wilted, about 1 minute. Drain; cool.

Melt 1 tablespoon butter in large saucepan over medium heat; add onion and garlic. Sauté until onion is translucent, about 5 minutes. Then add the canned mushrooms.

Add rice; stir 1 minute. Add wine; reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer until wine is almost absorbed. Add 1 cup broth. Stir until broth is almost absorbed. Add remaining 4 cups broth by 1/2 cupfuls, allowing broth to be absorbed before adding more. Mix in greens after 10 minutes. Cook until rice is tender and mixture is creamy, 25 minutes total. Mix in cheese and remaining 3 tablespoons butter. Season with salt and pepper.

Serve risotto, passing additional cheese.

Adapted From: Savory Spicy Sweet

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