- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp butter
- 1/2 cup shallots – chopped
- 2 cups Arborio rice – uncooked
- 1/2 cup red wine
- 6 cups chicken broth – heated and divided
- 3/4 cup Asiago cheese – grated
- 2 cups leftover roast lamb – diced
- 1 clove garlic – minced
- 6.5 oz marinated artichoke hearts – undrained and chopped
Portofino lamb and artichoke risotto is another addition to the long list of amazing and interesting risottos. Risotto is one of the most versatile dishes around. You can completely change the dish simply by changing the additional ingredients. Lamb and artichoke is another addition in the amazing line of risotto recipes. The artichokes and lamb make this risotto surprisingly chewy which is a welcome reprieve from the typical creamy risotto. Try preparing this today and be amazed.
This dish is most interesting due to the artichokes. Most people think of the artichoke as a vegetable, but it is in fact, a thistle. Artichokes have many nutritional benefits, including the ability to bolster the body’s ability to fight certain cancers, strengthen the immune system, and lower cholesterol. Eating artichokes regularly can also help reduce the risk of suffering from a heart attack or stroke. They are perhaps most well known for being a detoxifying agent and improving the health of the liver.
Howto make Portofino Lamb and Artichoke Risotto
The top artichoke producers are Spain, France, and Italy.