Yum! What a nice and simple rice dish. Like other posters have said, it took longer than a half hour for the broth to soak in (almost an hour), but the results were worth the wait. I used broth instead of water and I used a lot of olive oil; the finished product was very flavorful. Thanks!
5+ stars, awesome recipe! Leeks and dill are my favorites and a wonderful addition to this risotto. It did take a little longer than 30 minutes but we were very happy with the end result!
A superbly delicious risotto! And so, so delightfully easy to make! I made this risotto nearly exactly to the recipe, using homemade chicken stock – though I did sneak in half a cup of white wine in step two – and therefore just four and a half cups of stock. I’ve always loved leeks and – having recently enjoyed them in Chef Kate’s Meatballs Simmered With Leeks (Keftedes Prassoselino) Meatballs Simmered With Leeks (Keftedes Prassoselino) – I’m so pleased to have found yet another recipe using them to such advantage. I also loved the dill and lemon in this recipe! Like Chef Kate, we enjoyed our risotto with evelyn’s recommended feta, kalamata olives, crusty bread and wine. Can’t really imagine eating it any other way! Thank you evelyn for such a fabulous recipe: it’s how I’ll be making risotto from now on! Sometimes, for a non-vegetarian variation, I’m going to add some pieces of chopped chicken.
What a clever cooking method. I did have to allow mine to rest a little more than the 30 minutes recommended for it to absorb the stock. While this risotto is good the addition of the feta and olives makes it fantastic.
Two votes of thanks here: First to you, Evelyn for this wonderfully simple recipe, and second to Chef Kate for speaking with her happy mouth full. My sister always has a goodly supply of "stock" in her freezer, so I used 1/2 stock and 1/2 boiled water; this worked really well. The risotto was superb; my nephew's girl friend is vegetarian, and she said it is the best risotto she has ever enjoyed...I concur. I must say, I really enjoyed listening to rave comments from happy diners. Excellent risotto, Evelyn, I shall repeat the recipe, very soon. Too bad we can register only one "Rate & Review".
Not only is this fabulous tasting--it is creamy, lovely risotto that is effortless--no gradual adding the liquid and no constant stirring. I ate it Greek fashion--as a main course with some olives and feta and good crusty bread--and a glass of wine, of course. An absolutely satisfying meal which I will look forward to making again. And this method of doing the risotto is simply brilliant. Thanks, Evelyn!
I didn't find much flavor in this recipee. I really love risotto and was really looking forward to this, but it was very bland.
I really wanted to love this recipe- it was simple, cheap, and involved several of my favorite ingredients. However, it was not fully to my liking. I got tired of waiting for the liquid to be absorbed after about 45 minutes or so, at which point I tested the recipe as a kind of medium-thick soup. It was okay, but not very flavorful. I used 1 vegetable boullion cube per the 5 cups of water; I would recommend using 5 full cups of stock. I allowed the rice to rest further. At this point it still is not anywhere near fully absorbed, and it's a good 3 hours later. I will try this again using less water but it seems like it needs something else to flavor the pot.
OUTSTANDING INDEED!!! This was a very flavorful risotto which the entire family enjoyed, even kiddos asked for second helpings. It was an excellent side for our Pork Loin dinner! (((((THANKS EV!))))
Oooh, a definate 5 star recipe. And nice and easy to make too. Amazing 'creamy' texture. My only complaint is having to wait 30 minutes to eat this (hee hee).