Fresh Carrot Risotto - I like to serve it with Rabbit ;)

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

Tis the season for all our fresh garden vegetables including carrots, one of my fave veggies.  I've been known to eat it straight from the ground, lol

Risotto is a dish that can be made with just about any flavouring ie Seafood, Mushroom, Bacon, Pumpkin the list goes on and on.  I started making this Carrot version one Easter and it is an often requested dish now at Emo's Eating Emporium

(If you're making yours with fresh carrot, you'll need a juicer or you can buy bottled Carrot Juice)


Carrot juice helps give this traditional rice dish its vibrant orange hue and a natural sweetness that is lovely on its own but also makes a lovely accompaniment to most meats & poultry.

When making Risotto you always want your broth to be hot prior to adding to the rice so heat 6 cups of chicken broth in a separate pot and have ready to add as needed.

Heat 2 tbsp butter in a large deep skillet or pot and add a diced shallot and cook til tender.

Add to that 1 cup Carnaroli rice (or Arborio Rice if you can't find it) and cook til rice is translucent.

Add 1/2 cup of your favourite dry White Wine and don't forget one for the chef!   Stir til it evaporates, about 1 minute.   And now the fun begins !

With a ladle, add about 1 cup 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 - it is not to be stiff, but quite loose and runny.  This should take approx 25-30 minutes of constant stirring.  You may want your Sous Chef to take turns with you!!

Now comes 1/2 cup of carrot juice; add all at once and stir for approx 4 min til absorbed.

Remove from heat and add 2 Tbsp of Butter plus 2 Tbsp grated Parmesan, 1 Tbsp grated lemon zest and 1 Tbsp of Lemon Juice.  This adds some pleasant freshness to the dish.  Season with S & P to taste.

You now need to serve immediately as Risotto is not very forgiving! 





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Comments (9)

Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Although I am not fond of carrots, I love risotto.  One my favorites is Myer Lemon Risotto.  And the wine has to be good, because the chef has to do a lot of stirring.  A

Jul 31, 2021 10:19 AM
Susan Emo

I love anything with Lemon, especially Myer Lemon.  The wine is the most important ingredient of course!  Cheers 😊

Jul 31, 2021 10:22 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Hey there Susan! Great post. Thank you for your entry into the challenge!

Jul 31, 2021 10:34 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Susan - I love carrots.  Ditto risotto.  This dish is a must when I am able to visit Emo's Eating Emporium.  It is an all you can eat establishment,  right? 

Jul 31, 2021 11:13 AM
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

LOL Michael Jacobs  You know there's always a place at our table for you!

Jul 31, 2021 12:13 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Hi Susan,  I have never had carrot risotto - but it does look delicious.  I guess I will add it to my list of recipes to try.  Thanks for sharing.

Jul 31, 2021 12:14 PM
Susan Emo

Thanks Bob Crane   I like a heavier Risotto in the colder months but Spring and Summer I like them a bit lighter and fresher.  This or the Meyer Lemon that Ron and Alexandra Seigel mentioned above are just perfect this time of year.

Jul 31, 2021 01:39 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR

Afternoon Susan.

MY OH MY!, now you're talking, got to show this one to the boss.

Jul 31, 2021 01:22 PM
Susan Emo

LOL I hope "The Boss" makes this for you!

Jul 31, 2021 01:39 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Susan- we have a juicer so the carrot part will be easy!!!  I'm more of a cooked carrot person while Larry likes his veggies raw. 

Jul 31, 2021 02:00 PM
Susan Emo

Kathy Streib this should make you both happy then!

Jul 31, 2021 03:26 PM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Sounds like a great recipe.  One I will definitely give a try.  Thanks for sharing.

Aug 01, 2021 12:53 AM
Susan Emo

Enjoy Richard Weeks 

Aug 01, 2021 09:55 AM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Hello Susan Emo thank you for the delicious fresh carrot risotto recipe.

Aug 01, 2021 10:13 AM
Susan Emo

You are most welcome John Pusa - I hope you get to try it and enjoy!

Aug 01, 2021 10:18 AM