Goat Cheese Risotto

This recipe feeds 6 adults as a main or 8-10 as a starter.

2l chicken/vegetable stock

45ml butter
45ml olive oil
1 onion, finely diced
2 cloves of garlic, minced
400g arborio rice
150ml white wine
200g goat cheese
250g parmesan cheese, grated plus extra for serving

Pour the chicken stock into a saucepan, bring to a boil and then turn the heat down to a low simmer.
Add the butter and olive oil to a large, wide saucepan set over medium-high heat and wait for the pan to heat up.
Add the onion and cook until translucent.
Add the garlic and stir-fry for one minute.
Add the rice and stir to coat with the butter and oil. Fry the rice for at least 2 minutes.
Pour in the wine and keep stirring until the liquid has evaporated.
Add about half a cup/two soup ladles of chicken stock and simmer until the stock is absorbed. Continue cooking the rice, adding half a cup of stock at a time, stirring constantly and allowing each addition of the stock to absorb before adding the next, until the rice is tender but still firm to the bite.
Remove from the heat and stir in the parmesan cheese.
Crumb half of the goat cheese into the mixture and stir through.
Slice the other half of the goat cheese into wheels and brûlée with a blow torch until charred.
Place the goat cheese on the risotto, add some extra butter and serve immediately.

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