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Thursday, March 11, 2010

Lentil Risotto With Pomegranate Wine

Risotto is one of the famous Italian rice dish. It could be served as Primi or as main course. Risoto is usually accompanied with very pleasant aroma, flavor, and velvety texture. Usualy, risotto is made with dry white wine, but I used Pomegranate wine which gave this risotto a wonderful tangy flavor.


  • 1-1/2 cups Arborio Rice
  • 6 cups Vegetable Broth-Stock
  • 2 tbsp Unsalted Butter
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 3/4 cup White Onion, chopped
  • 3 Garlic Cloves, chopped
  • 1/2 cup French Lentil, cooked
  • 1/2 tsp Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • 3/4 cup Pomagranate Wine or Dry White Wine
  • 3/4 cup Heavy Cream
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese
  • 1/4 tsp Red Pepper Flacks
  • 3-4 Sage Leaves, chopped
  • Salt to taste


1. Bring the vegetable stock-broth to a simmer over medium-high heat. Keep it warm over low heat.

2. Heat butter in pan. When butter start to melt, add olive oil on medium heat.

3. Add the onion and garlic, sauté until translucent.

4. Add the rice and toasted for about 2 minutes.

5. Add the wine and stir about 1 minute or until wine is absorbed.

6. Pour 3/4 cup of vegetable stock, salt, and pepper and simmer over medium-low heat until the liquid is absorbed, stirring often.

7. Keep on adding stock at a rate of 3/4 cup until all is used, stirring often. Please wait till previously added stock is absorbed completely each time.

8. Keep the mixture warm until rice is tender and cooked.

9. Add and stir the lentil and heavy cream with 1/2 cup of Parmesan. Mix well.

10. Adjust the taste with salt and pepper. Sprinkle some parmesan cheese, red pepper flakes, and sage over risotto for garnish.

11. Serve hot with pomegranate wine.


Also checkout my upcoming posts..

1. Restaurant Style Tandoori Aloo

2. Paneer-Potato Frankie

3. Stuffed Poblano Chilli With Roasted Red BellPepper in Balsamic Reduction Sauce.



Gulmohar said...

wonderful risotto..using pomegranate wine is a cool idea..also looking forward to your upcoming posts :-)

Cham said...

I would love the tandoori potato, long back i made risotto, sounds tasty ur version!

srikars kitchen said...

Fantastic risotto.. looks nice..upcoming recipes looks great & nice click..

Jagruti said...

risotto looks delicious with PG italian food..

Uma said...

ooh, risotto looks soo tempting Madhavi!! And all those coming dishes are just toooo good.

Meena said...

Beautiful recipe for risotto...never tried it this recipe!

Usha said...

Risotto looks wonderful and inviting! s

Rachana Kothari said...

Thanks for dropping by Madhavi and for your sweet comment:) I love italian food and this risotto recipe sounds wonderful and using pomegranate wine is a brilliant idea. Looking forward to your upcoming posts.
Have a nice weekend!

Cooking Foodie said...

Hi Madhavi...thanks for your comments... and yes I am a Gujarati :)

Sarah Naveen said...

risotto looks awesome!!! yummy yumm

ARUNA said...

Risotto looks good on that plate!!!

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

this is a fancy dish. never tasted it.. but looks great.

Hari Chandana said...

First time here.. Nice blog.. :)

Anonymous said...

using pom wine sounds so creative to me....I LOVE italian anything so this is something im gonna bookmark!

Pavithra said...

Wonderful risotto.. looks so yummy and with pomegranate wine its really innovative idea..

Parita said...

Delicious and flavorful risotto!

Divya Vikram said...

I always frequent your blog when I am in search of italian food. looks yummy!

Suma Rajesh said...

wooo its new recipe for me..ur tandoori aloo looks soo tempting dear..