A memorable side dish for Easter: Carrot & Lemon Risotto

Real Estate Agent with Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage

I love all Risotto!  Here is a perfect one for Easter dinner as it pairs well with ham, lamb or poultry!

Carrot and Lemon Risotto

Carrot-Lemon Risotto


  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 large shallot, diced small
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 cup Arborio rice
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1/2 cup carrot juice (I press my own but bottled is fine)
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice


  1. In a medium pot bring broth to a simmer; reduce heat and keep warm. In another pot, heat 2 tablespoons butter over medium-high. Add shallot, season with salt and pepper, and cook until beginning to soften, about 4 minutes. Add rice and cook, stirring 1 minute.

  2. Add wine and stir until evaporated, about 2 minutes. With a ladle, add about 1 cup hot broth to skillet. Cook, stirring constantly, until broth is absorbed, 4 minutes. Repeat, gradually adding broth by the cupful and stirring constantly, until rice is tender but still al dente and sauce is creamy (you may not need all of broth), 20 to 25 minutes. Add carrot juice and stir until absorbed, 4 minutes.

  3. Remove skillet from heat and stir in 2 tablespoons butter, Parmesan, lemon zest, and lemon juice. Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve immediately.


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Comments (10)

Ronald DiLalla
Century 21 Discovery DRE 01813824 - Anaheim, CA
No. Orange Cty Real Estate

Good mornng Susan,  Looks and sounds yummy...Thanks for sharing with us.

Mar 25, 2016 02:33 AM
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY

Good afternoon Susan,

This will be on the menu for Sunday; thanks for sharing.

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Mar 25, 2016 02:47 AM
Liz Wallace
Century 21 Sherlock Homes - Rockville Centre, NY
Broker C21 Sherlock Homes, Rockville Centre, LI, N

I love risotto and now I'm hungry.

Mar 25, 2016 03:51 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Susan... I'm not the biggest fan of rissotto, but this sounds like an easy and yummy recipe that even I would enjoy from time to time.

Mar 25, 2016 04:03 AM
Toronto, ON

Looks like you will be having a delicious risotto for this Easter long weekend whilst you watch the ice melt from the freezing rain over the past couple of days.

Mar 25, 2016 04:06 AM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster Real Estate - Gainesville, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

That does sound like a great accompaniment to an Easter main course.  Thanks for sharing.

Mar 25, 2016 06:30 AM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Hi Susan Emo ,  The Risotto looks good.  I don't think I have ever had it.

Mar 25, 2016 01:30 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

My oh my, that looks incredible and Worthy of Easter Susan Emo 

Mar 25, 2016 03:28 PM
Anna Hatridge
R Gilliam Real Estate LLC - Farmington, MO
Missouri Realtor with R Gilliam Real Estate LLC

This looks so tasty.  I think I will make some this evening and enjoy it for lunch this week.

Apr 11, 2016 01:32 AM
John Meussner
Mortgages in AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, IN, MD, MN, MT, NC, NJ, NV, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI - Fair Oaks, CA
#MortgageMadeEasy Fair Oaks, CA 484-680-4852

That looks good!  Probably too much work for me, but I'd love to try it!

Apr 12, 2016 04:08 AM