Risotto With Chicken and Caramelized Onions

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READY IN: 1hr
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • In a large, heavy saucepan, heat 1/4 cup of the oil over medium-high heat. Add the onions and leeks and saute until the onions turn golden brown (about 15 minutes).
  • Add the Madeira to deglaze the pan, stirring to scrape up the browned bits from the bottom of the pan. Cook over medium-high heat to reduce the liquid by half.
  • In another saucepan, bring the chicken stock to a gentle simmer and maintain over low heat.
  • Add 1 cup of the simmering stock to the onion mixture and continue cooking over medium-high heat until the liquid has reduced and the mixture is quite thick (about 15 minutes longer). Set aside.
  • While the onions simmer, in another large heavy saucepan, heat the remaining 1/4 cup olive oil over medium heat. Add the rice and stir until each grain is well coated with oil and translucent with a white dot in the center (about 3 minutes).
  • Add the simmering stock a ladleful at a time, stirring frequently after each addition. Wait until the stock is almost completely absorbed (but the rice is never dry on top) before adding the next ladelful. Save 1/4 cup of stock to add at the end.
  • When the rice is tender to the bite but slightly firm in the center and looks creamy (about 20 minutes), stir in the chicken. Cook to heat through, about 1 minute.
  • Remove from the heat and stir in the butter, caramelized onion mixture, and reserved 1/4 cup of stock. Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve at once.
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