*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                       RISOTTO WITH CRABMEAT & BASIL
 
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Fish
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    3       tb           Butter
    1       sm           Onion, minced
    1 1/2   c            Arborio rice* or
                         -medium-grain rice
    5       c            Chicken stock or broth
      1/2   c            Whipping cream
    3 1/2   oz           Fresh mild goat cheese
                         -(such as Montrachet)
    8       oz           Crabmeat
      1/3   c            Chopped fresh basil or 1
                         -teaspoon dried
 
   This special appetizer is served at Allegro in Santa
   Barbara. It was a winner.
   
   *Arborio, an Italian short-grain rice, is available at
   Italian markets and some specialty foods stores
   
   Melt butter in heavy large saucepan over medium heat.
   Add minced onion and saute until translucent, about 3
   minutes. Add rice and saute 1 minute. Add 1 cup
   chicken stock to rice, reduce heat and simmer until
   liquid is absorbed, stirring frequently. Continue
   adding enough of remaining chicken stock 1 cup at a
   time until rice is just tender but still firm to bite,
   stirring frequently and allowing each addition to be
   absorbed before adding next, about 20 minutes. Add
   whipping cream and simmer 2 minutes. Mix i n goat
   cheese, then crabmeat and chopped basil. Season
   risotto to taste with salt and pepper. Serves 6. From
   the files of Al Rice, North Pole Alaska. Feb 1994
  
 
 
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