' San Martino Winery - Brandy Lafleur Creamy Risotto with Edamame

Brandy Lafleur Creamy Risotto with Edamame

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup frozen shelled edamame
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 medium shallots, very finely chopped (1/4 cup)
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup arborio rice
  • 3 cups low-sodium chicken broth, warmed
  • 1 cup lager beer, such as Budweiser
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • Three 3/4-ounce wedges Laughing Cow cheese

Bring a small saucepan of salted water to a boil. Add the edamame and cook until tender, about 5 minutes; drain. In a large saucepan, melt the butter in the olive oil. Add the shallots and garlic and cook over moderate heat until softened, about 3 minutes. Add the rice and cook, stirring, until slightly translucent, about 2 minutes.

Mix the chicken broth with the beer and season generously with salt and pepper. Add 1 cup of the beer broth to the rice and cook over moderately high heat, stirring constantly, until nearly absorbed. Continue adding the broth, about 1 cup at a time, stirring until it is absorbed before adding more. The rice is done when it's al dente and suspended in a thick, creamy liquid, about 17 minutes total. Add the edamame and cheese and stir until the cheese is melted. Season with salt and pepper and serve right away.