Lamb Risotto with Chanterelles

Published: January 8, 2015 | By Francis Ford Coppola Winery

Francis

Developed by Corey Beck, Director of Winemaking

2T. olive oil

2 6 oz. boneless lamb loins

½ c. yellow onion, diced

½ lb. chanterelle mushroom, sliced

1 c. Arborio rice

¼ c. Francis Ford Coppola Winery Diamond Collection Claret wine

4 c. water or chicken stock, simmering

2 T. parmesan cheese, grated

1 T. butter, unsalted

Cut lamb loin into one inch pieces. Place a wide bottomed pot over high heat and preheat for several minutes. Add one tablespoon olive oil to pot, carefully add the lamb pieces to it, and sear on all sides. Remove lamb from pot when all sides are nicely browned. Turn heat down to medium, add another tablespoon of olive oil, and add the onions. Cook the onions over medium heat until translucent, approximately 3 minutes, and then add the mushrooms and cook until tender. Add the rice to the pot with the onions and mushrooms and stir for two minutes. Add wine and reduce the liquid until the pot is dry. Add one cup of water or stock to the pot, stirring constantly. Reduce the water or stock by half before adding another cup, stirring the whole time, until all the liquid is used up. Test the doneness of the rice and add more liquid if needed. Finish the rice by adding the butter, parmesan cheese, and lamb pieces. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Enjoy with a nice bottle of Claret and three friends. Serves four.

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About the author

Drawing on a life that has taken him around the world, Francis Ford Coppola shares his personal pantheon of recipes at RUSTIC, Francis’s Favorites, the winery’s full-service restaurant. Set in a Sonoma County-casual atmosphere, RUSTIC’s menu embraces international as well as traditional Italian dishes, with an emphasis on family-style cooking that features fresh, seasonal ingredients sourced from the property’s organic herb and produce garden.