Classic Creamy Risotto

Another favorite for Laila is this Risotto recipe.  Her mama loves it so it was only natural that she would like it is as well.  Honestly I could eat it every day if my waistline would permit.  Here is a super easy recipe that you can make in about 20 minutes.

Classic Creamy Risotto 
(Recipe from "Better Baby Food" 2nd Edition)

What you will need:

2 tsp olive oil
2 tsp butter or margarine
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
clove garlic, minced
1 cup Arborio rice (I buy mine at Planet Organic)
3 cups hot chicken or vegetable stock 
1/4 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
1/8 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1/8 tsp  ground nutmeg

How to make it:

1.  In a large saucepan, heat oil and butter over medium heat.   Add onion and garlic; cook for 5 minutes or until tender.  Stir in rice and cook for 3 minutes, being careful not to let it brown.

2.  Add hot stock, 1/2 cup at a time.  Cook mixture, stirring occasionally, until broth is almost absorbed.  Continue additions of stock, cooking and stirring occasionally, until mixture
becomes creamy and rice is tender.  Remove from heat.  Stir in cheese, pepper and nutmeg.

A few tips:
- Keep the broth hot before using it.
- I have added chicken or other veggies as well.

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