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Edible Organic Green Tea Risotto

Ease of Preparation: Average
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 hour
Yield: 6 servings

Ingredients:

3 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
4 ½ cups chicken broth (fat-free, low sodium)
1 Tbsp. Edible Organic Green Tea Leaves (finely chopped)
2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 cups leek (chopped)
1 cup onion (finely chopped)
1 ½ cups Arborio rice
1/3 cup dry white wine
½  tsp kosher salt
¼ cup half & half (low-fat)
¼ tsp ground white pepper
1 cup grape tomatoes (halved)
5 ozs mozzarella cheese (dice finely)
½ cup grated Parmesan

Optional- if entertaining for two cut recipe in ½ and add 1 pound lobster tail.

Edible Organic Green Tea Risotto

Edible Organic Green Tea Risotto

Photo courtesy of GraceOda

Directions:

In small heavy bottom sauce pan, place vinegar and boil over medium heat reduce to about 1 tablespoon (will be slightly syrupy – about 4 minutes), set aside.

Simmer broth in a medium sauce pan, do not boil (keep warm).  In large saucepan heat 1 Tbsp olive oil, add leak, onion and edible organic green tea leaves, sauté to tender (2-3 minutes).  Add rice cook for 2 minutes stirring constantly.  Stirring constantly add in wine cook until liquid is nearly absorbed.  Stir in 1 cup broth cook 5 minutes, add remaining broth ½ cup at a time (keep stirring) and reduce heat to medium (25 minutes approximately).  Stir in half and half, salt & pepper cook about 2 minutes more and remove from heat.  Add tomatoes, parmesan and mozzarella, mix to combine.  Drizzle balsamic syrup and remaining olive oil over top, serve.

******If using lobster – Bring to boil a pot of water add lobster and cook until tail curls and meat is white (do not over cook, 8 to 10 minutes), drain, place on cutting board to cool for about 15 minutes.  Using a sharp knife cut through the top lengthwise, remove meat,  cut into ½ inch pieces.  Use lobster meat as garnishment.  Serve risotto into serving plates and top with the lobster meat.

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