Risotto allo Stout

By • December 20, 2012 • 9 Comments


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Author Notes: To my mind, risotto is comfort food. And so is booze, so I thought of putting the two together. Adapted from my Spinach Risotto recipe. Coincidentally, when I was flipping through Seductions of Rice by Jeffrey Alford and Naomi Duguid, they've got a recipe for Risotto alla Birra, so a few bits I've gleaned from their version, as well.

Eat it with a fork, please.
mrslarkin

Serves 3

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup diced slab bacon, or pancetta
  • 1/2 cup diced yellow onion
  • 1 cup Arborio, Carnaroli, or Vialone Nano rice
  • 1/2 cup Guinness Extra Stout
  • 2 1/2 cups hot chicken stock
  • 1 cup grated Parmigiano Reggiano, (I use the microplane grater), plus more for serving
  • 1 small sage leaf
  • pinch of grated nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • salt, to taste
  • fresh cracked black pepper, to taste
  1. In a medium-sized pot, over medium heat, melt the butter. Brown the bacon. When the bacon is almost done, add the onions and cook until translucent. Do not brown the onions.
  2. Add the rice and stir to coat the grains with the butter/onion mixture.
  3. Stir in the beer, and cook until most of the liquid is absorbed.
  4. In half-cup increments, ladle the hot broth over the rice and stir, until most of the broth is absorbed. Continue this step until all the broth is absorbed, and rice is al dente, and still a little soupy.
  5. Add the cheese, sage and nutmeg, and stir. Turn off the heat. Stir in the cream. Taste for salt.
  6. Serve in warm bowls topped with more cheese, if you need, and some black pepper, if desired.

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Dsc_0048b

6 months ago healthierkitchen

Husband loves Guinness - will have to try this!

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over 1 year ago aargersi

Abbie is a trusted source on General Cooking.

I want this right now, for breakfast

Mrs._larkin_370

over 1 year ago mrslarkin

Mrs. Larkin is a trusted source on Baking.

Breakfast of champions.

Moi_1

over 1 year ago QueenSashy

Guinness, heavy cream, bacon, sage -- cannot get better than this. I cannot wait to try it!

Mrs._larkin_370

over 1 year ago mrslarkin

Mrs. Larkin is a trusted source on Baking.

Thank you, QueenSashy! We had leftovers, gently warmed with a little added liquid, with tonight's dinner, and it was still very delicious!

Gator_cake

over 1 year ago hardlikearmour

hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

Yum and more yum!

Mrs._larkin_370

over 1 year ago mrslarkin

Mrs. Larkin is a trusted source on Baking.

thanks hla!

Dscn2212

over 1 year ago boulangere

Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

Divine!

Mrs._larkin_370

over 1 year ago mrslarkin

Mrs. Larkin is a trusted source on Baking.

Thanks, b!