Risotto Mix

Total Time
15 mins
45 mins

I really liked this idea. A perfect gift in jar for people who aren't to fond of sweets and something different from the typical soup mix. The recipe comes from Holiday Gifts from A Jar.

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  1. For the mix: Layer ingredients in order listed, packing lightly before adding each layer.
  2. Seal jar, cover top with fabric and attach a gift tag with directions for preparing the risotto.
  3. In a medium saucepan, heat broth and keep at a simmer.
  4. Heat oil and butter in a large skillet; add the shallot and cook over medium heat for 3 minutes or until tender, stir in risotto mix.
  5. Cook and stir 1 to 2 minutes or until rice glistens.
  6. Pour about 1/2 cup broth into skillet, cook and stir at medium-low heat until rice absorbs broth, about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  7. Add 1/2 cup of broth and repeat; continue until all liquid has been incorporated, rice should be tender but slightly firm at the center.
  8. When the rice is cooked through, stir in cheese and serve immediately.