Celebrate that special man in your life with a healthy bone broth risotto. I doesn’t get any better than that! Happy Father’s Day to all the great dads out there! Wishing you all a wonderful day!
5 cups Bone Brewhouse Traditional Broth
1 large leek, dark green woody stalks removed, thoroughly wash before finely chopping
2 cups sliced mushrooms
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 cups risotto rice (Arborio)
Juice + zest of ½ a lemon
Asparagus, woody stems removed and cut into 2 inch pieces
Place Bone Brewhouse Traditional broth in a saucepan and bring to a simmer. meanwhile, in a large saucepan sauté mushrooms over medium high heat with a splash of olive oil until lightly browned and most of the moisture has been removed. Add leeks and garlic, cooking for 2 minutes. Pour in uncooked rice with another splash of olive oil and stir to combine. Cook, stirring for 1 minute. add in fresh thyme, lemon juice and zest.
Here comes the fun part… ladle the simmering chicken broth into the rice, half a cup at a time, continuously stirring until the liquid is absorbed. Repeat the process until you are down to your last ½ cup of broth (approx.. 30 minutes). At this point stir in asparagus.
Tip: your risotto should be very slightly al dente when done. If you do not feel like the rice is tender enough then feel free to add more warm broth or water, a ladle at a time, ensuring your risotto does not turn to mush. Take note that the rice will continue to cook a little bit after it has been removed from the heat source. Salt and pepper to taste, top with a handful of fresh basil (optional) and enjoy!