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Title: Risotto with Four Cheeses
Categories: Italian Cheese Rice
Yield: 4 Servings

4ozFontina cheese
5ozGorganzola cheese
6cChicken stock (OR 3 cups canned chicken broth and
2cArborio rice (15 ounces)
3tbGrated Parmesan cheese
3tbGrated pecorino cheese
1tsGround black pepper

Peel and mince the onion. Cut the fontina and Gorganzola cheeses into 1/4-inch dice (1 cup each). Bring the chicken stock (or chicken broth and water) to a boil; cover and keep warm. Heat 4 tablespoons butter in a large soup kettle. Add the onions and saute until softened, about 4 minutes. Stir in rice and saute until translucent and coated with butter, 1 to 2 minutes. Add 1/2 cup hot stock and, stirring continuously, simmer until liquid is completely absorbed, about 1 minute. Repeat with remaining stock, stirring continuously, adding 1/2 cup at a time. Add more stock only after previous addition has been absorbed. Continue to cook, stirring and adding hot stock, until rice is creamy and just tender, 20 to 25 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in remaining butter, cheeses, and pepper. Serve immediately.

Makes 4 to 6 servings.

BASIC RISOTTO: Use the same recipe except increase the butter to 1/4 pound, increase the Parmesan cheese to 6 tablespoons and omit the other three cheeses

[COOKS; APRIL 1989] Posted by Fred Peters.