Chicken and Cheese Risotto With Caramelized Apricot Topping

"A lovely different risotto with a twist. Use GOOD quality broth since that is what makes the chicken flavor, or poach your own chicken and add it to the rice as well."
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  • In a sauce pan add the olive oil, shallots and garlic, cook for 3 minutes at medium-high heat. Add the Arborio rice, chicken stock and the white wine, let simmer until the rice is done (al dente) to the bite.
  • Add the butter, gorgonzola and parmesan cheeses and mix well. Set aside. In a sauce pan add the sugar, lemon juice, water and apricots; cook for few minutes until apricots are soft.
  • Place the risotto in the middle of the plate, add a tablespoon of the caramelized apricots and a couple of walnuts on top.
  • Garnish with a spring of basil.

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  1. Excellent recipe! I made this in my pressure cooker using very flavorful homemade stock that I had on hand. The gorgonzola gave it some real depth, but not enough that my kids recognized it! I soaked my dried apricots in white wine, and the glaze came out very good. Next time, I will probably use a little less water or reduce it for a little longer, just as personal preference. Thanks for a great recipe!

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