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Apple Raisin Risotto

No recipe image available.This sweet and creamy apple and raisin risotto perfectly complements baked ham, roasted chicken and turkey.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 tablespoons brown sugar, firmly-packed
1 tablespoon butter or margarine
1 medium unpeeled apple, cored and diced
1/4 cup seedless raisins
1 cup uncooked U.S. arborio or medium grain rice
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup Marsala or other dessert wine
1 cup apple juice
4 cups water

Cooking Directions:

  1. Heat sugar and 1 tablespoon butter in large non-stick skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add apple and raisins; sauté quickly.
  3. Add rice, salt and cinnamon; stir 2 to 3 minutes.
  4. Add wine; stir until absorbed. Increase heat to medium high; stir in apple juice. Cook, uncovered, stirring frequently, until juice is absorbed. Continue stirring and adding water, allowing each cup to be absorbed before adding another, until rice is tender and mixture has a creamy consistency. It will take approximately 25 to 30 minutes. Serve immediately.

Makes 6 servings.

Recipe provided courtesy of USA Rice Federation.