Roasted Carrot Risotto with Raisins


Risotto risotto risotto.  I love it. And I always make it generally the same way, but I’ll experiment with different add-ins. This past weekend it was roasted carrots.  I knew it needed something else to make it more interesting, and my sister geniusly suggested raisins. Raisins! Perfect! I only had golden raisins so I used those, but I think the purple ones would be prettier.
 Recipe
Roast the carrots, set aside.  Sautee the onion in a bit of olive oil until translucent.  Add the garlic and butter.  Over medium heat, add the risotto and stir to coat.  Add the wine and cook down for a few minutes.  Add the chicken stock about a ½ cup at a time, continuously stirring while the liquid cooks into the rice (keep at a low boil/simmer). I typically use about 3.5 cups, and when all the liquid is gone the risotto should be done (takes 20-30 minutes I think?).  Stir in the parmesan to melt, and add the carrots and raisins.  If I were fancy, I would garnish it with a sprig of mint. And maybe some slivered almonds.

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