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Edible Organic Green Tea Risotto

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


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


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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