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Cider Risotto With Roast Sweet Potato and Fresh Sage

Cider Risotto With Roast Sweet Potato and Fresh Sage 6.000
Dec 22, 2004

Sage gives this dish a flavor similar to that of stuffing. The risotto also takes a bit of color and flavor from the cider.


Servings: 6 - 8
Ingredients
  • 1 small sweet potato, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch squares
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 6 cups vegetable or chicken stock
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 small shallots, peeled and finely chopped
  • 2 cups arborio rice
  • 1/2 cup apple cider (not apple juice)
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh sage leaves
  • 2/3 cup (3 ounces) shredded Gruyere cheese
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a deep baking dish, toss the potato cubes with the oil, spread in a single layer and roast for 10 to 15 minutes, until golden and tender but not crispy.

In a pan over medium-high heat, bring the stock to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and keep warm.

In a heavy-bottomed pan over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the shallots and cook, stirring frequently, just until translucent but not browned. Add the rice and stir until each grain is coated with butter, about 2 minutes. Add the cider and cook, stirring frequently, until it is absorbed.

Add the stock, 1 cup at a time, stirring almost constantly until the rice has absorbed almost all of it before adding the next cup. Once all the stock has been added and absorbed, about 24 minutes, add the sage, sweet potato, cheese, and salt and pepper to taste and stir until the cheese has melted.


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From chef Beth Hughes at Dish Caterers in Georgetown.

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Nutritional Facts

Calories per serving (based on 8): 326


% Daily Values*

Total Fat: 7g 11%

Saturated Fat: 4g 20%

Cholesterol: 19mg 6%

Sodium: 178mg 7%

Total Carbohydrates: 51g 17%

Dietary Fiber: 1g 4%

Sugar: n/a

Protein: 10g


*Percent Daily Value based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Total Fat: Less than 65g

Saturated Fat: Less than 20g

Cholesterol: Less than 300mg

Sodium: Less than 2,400mg

Total Carbohydrates: 300g

Dietary Fiber: 25g

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