Mr. B's Bistro Crawfish Risotto

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Ingredients

  • 6 cups chicken stock, or more as needed
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, small dice
  • 1 pound arborio rice
  • 1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes, julienned
  • 2 red bell peppers, small dice
  • 2 green bell peppers, small dice
  • 1 jalapeno chile, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh garlic, minced
  • 1 pound fresh crawfish tails
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 pound butter
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Heat stock in pot to almost simmering
  2. Meanwhile, heat oil in Dutch oven; sauté onion until transparent, 5 minutes. Stir in rice to coat.
  3. Add simmering stock 1 cup at a time, stirring constantly. Wait for liquid to absorb before adding more.
  4. After 10 minutes, add tomatoes, peppers, jalapeno and garlic. Continue adding stock until rice is almost tender to bite.
  5. Add crawfish; cook 5 minutes. Rice should be tender not chalky.
  6. Remove from heat; stir in cheese, butter, salt and pepper.

Yield: 4 servings

Source: Mr. B's Bistro, New Orleans