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Baby Onion Risotto

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For baby onions
  Baby onions 1 Pound, peeled and halved if large (450 Gram)
  Sugar 1 Pinch
  Fresh chopped thyme 1 Tablespoon
For risotto
  Olive oil 1 Tablespoon
  Onion 1 Small, peeled, finely chopped
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), peeled, finely chopped
  Risotto rice 12 Ounce (350 Gram)
  Red wine 1⁄4 Pint (150 Milliliter)
  Vegetable stock 1 3⁄4 Pint (1 Liter, Hot)
  Low fat soft goat cheese 4 Ounce (125 Gram)
  Freshly ground black pepper To Taste
  Thyme sprigs 4 (For Garnish)
  Rocket leaves 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (For Serving)
  Salt To Taste

1. For the baby onions, heat the olive oil in a saucepan and add the onions with the sugar. Cover and cook over a low heat, stirring occasionally, for 20-25 minutes until caramelised. Uncover during the last 10 minutes of cooking.
2. Meanwhile, for the risotto, heat the oil in a large frying pan and add the onion. Cook over a medium heat for 5 minutes until softened. Add the garlic and cook for a further 30 seconds.
3. Add the risotto rice and stir well. Add the red wine and stir constantly until the wine is almost completely absorbed by the rice. Begin adding the stock a ladleful at a time, stirring well and waiting until the last ladleful has been absorbed before stirring in the next. It will take 20-25 minutes to add all the stock by which time the rice should be just cooked but still firm. Remove from the heat.
4. Add the thyme to the onions and cook briefly. Increase the heat and allow the onion mixture to bubble for 2—3 minutes until almost evaporated. Add the onion mixture to the risotto along with the goat's cheese. Stir well and season to taste with salt and pepper. Garnish with sprigs of fresh thyme. Serve immediately with the rocket leaves.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Main Dish
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
25 Minutes
Ready In: 
40 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1637 Calories from Fat 165

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 19 g28.8%

Saturated Fat 4 g19.9%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 13.3 mg4.4%

Sodium 2068.1 mg86.2%

Total Carbohydrates 334 g111.5%

Dietary Fiber 30.1 g120.2%

Sugars 49.2 g

Protein 18 g35.5%

Vitamin A 398.9% Vitamin C 429.7%

Calcium 42.4% Iron 75.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Baby Onion Risotto Recipe