I don't know about anyone else but I think New Years is just so over-rated! It never delivers enough for all the hype! I usually am just frustrated by all of the amateurs out who are so drunk and acting stupid. There are usually fights, covers at bars, and no cabs available! That's why my boyfriend and I decided to stay in and make a good dinner and have some drinks at home. We did that last year too and after hearing stories from friends the next day, we were glad we did!
1.In a large pot, heat the stock and 2 cups water over medium low heat.
2.In a risotto pot or large skillet with a rounded bottom, heat the extra-virgin olive oil over medium to medium-high heat.
3.Add the onions and garlic to pan and saute to soften 3 to 4 minutes
4.Stir in the rice and add the zest of 1 lemon. Heat the rice for 1 to 2 minutes, then add the wine and cook until evaporated.
5.Add in the hot stock, a few ladles at a time, and stir for a minute with each addition, to develop the starch and the creamy aspect.
6. Keep adding stock each time the pan starts to become dry at the edges.
7.While the rice cooks, peel and supreme or section the flesh of a lemon and finely chop. Sprinkle with a 1/2 teaspoon sugar.
8.When rice is cooked to al dente, stir in the butter, lemon sections, juice of 1 lemon, the cheese and herbs. Season with salt and pepper, to taste, and transfer to a serving bowl. Serve immediately.
I love this risotto! It is my go to recipe and I like to take the extra and coat with panko bread crumbs and make risotto balls the next day! It's naughty and not very diet friendly but they are so good!
White Wine Vinegar Brussel Sprouts