Friday, August 17, 2012

Risotto in a Lemon Cup

When I saw this recipe while perusing the internet, I knew I had to make's so cute!  Risotto in a lemon cup; yes please!!  I love the presentation of this and hope you do too.  It's adapted from the Food Network, based on what was in my pantry and fridge.

Risotto in a Lemon Cup

2 cups low-sodium beefbroth
2 tablespoons butter, plus 1 tablespoon
1/4 diced onion
1 cup Arborio rice
1/2 cup dry white wine
1 Tbs grated Parmesan, plus 1 Tbs
2 tablespoons skim ricotta cheese
1/2 a lemon, zested amd juiced
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
6 lemons, for serving

In a medium saucepan bring the broth and 1/2 cup water to a simmer. Cover the broth and keep hot over low heat.

In a medium, heavy saucepan, melt 2 tablespoons of the butter over medium heat. Add the shallot and saute until tender but not brown, about 3 minutes. Add the rice and stir to coat with the butter. Add the wine and simmer until the wine has almost completely evaporated, about 3 minutes. Add 1/2 cup of the simmering broth and stir until almost completely absorbed, about 2 minutes.

Continue cooking the rice, adding the broth 1/2 cup at a time, stirring constantly and allowing each addition of the broth to absorb before adding the next, until the rice is tender but still firm to the bite and the mixture is creamy, about 20 minutes. Remove from the heat. Stir in the remaining tablespoon of butter, 2 tablespoons of Parmesan, ricotta cheese, the lemon zest and juice, and the salt and pepper.

To serve, cut 1/4-inch off the bottom of each lemon so they stand on their own. Take 1-inch off the stem end. Using a grapefruit spoon scoop out the flesh of the lemon and discard. Fill each lemon with about 1/2 cup of risotto. Sprinkle the tops with the remaining 2 tablespoons of Parmesan. Serve immediately.


  1. I love risotto and I love lemons, so this looks just about perfect!

  2. I love risotto! I've never thought of using a lemon cup. Great idea!

  3. Beautiful display. Very pretty and great flavor too.

  4. I love the lemon cup display too! What a great idea. My husband is a lemon loving fanatic! He would probably love this.

  5. I remember seeing the risotto in lemon cup last year! I thought I was going to make it and completely forgot about it. Hope this year I'll get to cook. It's very fun for parties as it's individual serving and guests can pick up and eat it. :-)