WSIU InFocus Recipes
Faux Risotto
3 Tbsp Butter
3 cups Left-over rice
1/2 cup onion, chopped
1 cup white wine
1 cup cream
1 small lime, peeled, grated, juiced
1 small tomato rind, diced
2 cups chipped lobster, calamari, salmon, or other fish
1 bunch Water cress
to taste salt & pepper


  1. Melt butter in pot.
  2. Add onion, 1/2 cup white wine, and rice.
  3. Sauté.
  4. Add salt & pepper.
  5. Pour in 1/2 cup cream.
  6. Simmer and allow to thicken.

Meanwhile, prepare the risotto sauce. In another pot, add ½ cup white wine reduce by 1/3. Then, add ½ cup cream, the grated rind of the lime, and squeeze in the juice of the lime. Next, pour warm sauce into blender add all the cut up watercress. Be sure to cover top of blender with dishrag and hold top of blender to ensure the top lid of blender stays on. Liquefy.

After risotto has thickened, add Parmesan cheese, tomato, and chopped Lobster/fish. Reserve small portion of Lobster/Fish for garnish

To serve, pour sauce in bottom of plate. Add risotto in middle, and garnish with chives, tomato, and bit of lobster tail…etc.