Creamy Parmesan Lemon Risotto


Creamy parmesan Lemon Risotto

This creamy parmesan lemon risotto is delightful. You would expect to find risotto in a fancy Italian restaurant. Or, you could make risotto yourself.

Risotto is a rice dish from Northern Italy and can be served as an appetizer, side dish, or even a main dish. It is made from short-grain starchy rice that you can buy at your local grocery store. 

We used Arborio Rice the starch in this rice gives the Risotto that creamy consistency. Risotto is cooked in broth and you can add all kinds of your favorites like mushrooms, and veggies.

Bobby prepared a saucepan and added six cups of chicken broth to simmer while I diced the onion. In a separate pan, we started to cook the onions using extra virgin olive oil and seasoned rice vinegar. you can use white wine in place of the vinegar.

Cheesy Lemon Risotto

After the broth has simmered and onions are tender add one cup of the rice to the onions and stir in the warm broth one cup at a time continually stirring until the broth is absorbed for each cup of broth you add. 

Creamy Parmesan Lemon Risotto Ingredients:

6 cups Chicken Broth
1/3 cup seasoned rice vinegar or white wine
2 teaspoons lemon juice plus zest of one lemon
1/2 of medium Spanish onion diced
1 cup Arborio Rice
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 cup of grated Parmesan cheese plus 1/4 cup for garnish

  1. Simmer the chicken broth in a saucepan. 
  2. In a separate pan add the olive oil, butter, vinegar, and onions.
  3. Stir and cook the onions until tender. If you are adding mushrooms or veggies add them now.
  4. Add the rice to the onions and then add one cup of broth at a time.
  5. Continue to stir until each cup of broth is absorbed before you add the next one.
  6. Continue to stir and cook the risotto until soft on the outside but firm on the inside.
Note: You may not use all of the broth. We ended up using 4 cups of the broth before our risotto was finished. This takes a little time and work but is so well worth it in the end. We yielded four servings from this recipe.

As always thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy it.



  1. Sounds delicious, Sam. And cooking together always makes for a fun time in the kitchen. Thanks for the recipe.

    1. Thanks so much, Pat, Our grandson loves to cook and just about every weekend we're making something. Most of the time I just watch him, I help when he asks. We do have a lot of fun.

  2. Oh, yum! This does sound like a delicious "new" recipe for me to try. Thanks Sam!

  3. It is so creamy Cynthia, we loved every bite of it. Thanks so much :)


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