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Pear Risotto with Prosciutto & Fried Sage Leaves

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From EatingWell:  October/November 2006

Sweet ripe pear matched with the delicate saltiness of prosciutto defines this creamy risotto that goes well with any roast meat or poultry. Pungent, crispy fried sage leaves give a special finishing touch to this dish.

4 servings, 1 cup each | Active Time: 1 hour | Total Time: 1 hour

Ingredients

Preparation

  1. Set a small strainer over a heatproof bowl. Heat about 1/2 inch of olive or canola oil in a small saucepan over medium-high heat until shimmering but not smoking. Add the sliced prosciutto and sage leaves and fry just until crisp, 1 to 3 minutes. Drain in the strainer then spread out on a paper towel. Set aside.
  2. Bring broth to a simmer in a medium saucepan. Adjust the heat to maintain a steady simmer.
  3. Heat 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil in a large high-sided skillet or Dutch oven over medium-low heat. Add the chopped prosciutto and shallot; cook, stirring, until the shallot is just beginning to brown, 1 to 2 minutes. Add the minced sage, rice and 1 cup pears; stir to coat with the oil. Add wine and increase heat to medium-high. Cook, stirring, until the wine is almost absorbed by the rice, 1 to 3 minutes.
  4. Add enough of the hot broth to just cover the rice mixture. Adjust the heat to maintain a steady simmer and cook, stirring constantly, until almost all the broth is absorbed. Continue to add the hot broth, about 1/2 cup at a time, stirring after each addition until all the liquid has been absorbed and adjusting the heat as necessary to maintain a simmer, until the rice begins to get creamy, 10 to 15 minutes. Stir in the remaining 1 cup pears.
  5. Continue to add broth, about 1/2 cup at a time, stirring after each addition until all the liquid has been absorbed and adjusting the heat as necessary to maintain a simmer, until the rice is just tender, 10 to 15 minutes more. (You may not need all of the simmering broth.) Remove from the heat and let stand for 1 minute. Stir in cheese and butter. Season with pepper.
  6. Serve the risotto garnished with the fried sage leaves, fried prosciutto and additional cheese, if desired.

Nutrition

Per serving : 267 Calories; 10 g Fat; 4 g Sat; 4 g Mono; 22 mg Cholesterol; 32 g Carbohydrates; 10 g Protein; 2 g Fiber; 405 mg Sodium; 122 mg Potassium

2 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fruit, 2 fat