WCC #25 Lemon risotto

A while ago I came across a post about a foodblogevent called Weekend Cookbook Challenge, it was published on Foodie Chickie. This round of WCC is all about recipes from the famous Nigella Lawson. I also gave it a try, I made a lemon risotto, inspired of course by Nigella Lawson.

Instead of exactly following the recipe of Nigella Lawson I used less ingredients. I didn’t use the double cream and rosemary leaves. I also used a local cheese called Gouda.

Lemon risotto

Ingredients (serves 2)

200 grams risotto rice
1 lemon
1 liter vegetable stock
2 celery sticks
1 egg
1 onion
100 grams Gouda cheese
olive oil


Chop the celery and onion. Put it with some olive oil in a cooking pot and heat it for a few minutes. After that add the risotto rice and toast it until evenly coated. Add the vegetable stock one ladle at a time. When you add one ladle at a time this will benefit the flavor because of the Maillard reaction.

In the meanwhile mix a egg yolk, some grated Gouda cheese with the juice and zest of half a lemon. You can add this to the risotto rice just before serving.

Source recipe: Nigella Lawson


4 responses to “WCC #25 Lemon risotto”

  1. Ani Avatar

    You take wonderful food photos Dennis.

  2. Mari Avatar

    Hello fellow NL-based food blogger! I can across your blog, because we both took part in the WCC#25, and just wanted to drop in and say, “dag”!

    Leuke blog, je doet het goed, hoor!


    Mevrouw Cupcake

  3. Sara Avatar

    Gouda, great choice! Thanks for taking part in WCC this month, hope to see you again.

  4. Dennis Avatar

    @ Ani

    Thanks, I try to do my best with my low budget photocamera.

    @ Mari

    Thanks for your visit. Always great to see other Dutch foodies in foodblogevents like WCC. You also have a nice blog btw!

    @ Sara

    Had to give the recipe a local spin, Gouda was the obvious choice. Definitely will enter WCC again.

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