Lemon Thyme Risotto Recipe

    4 Servings


  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 medium Onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Fresh Thyme, or 1 teaspoon dried, heaping
  • 1 1/2 cups Arborio Rice
  • 1/2 cup Dry White Wine
  • 4 cups Chicken Stock, kept hot in a small saucepan
  • 3 ounces Taleggio, cut into small cubes
  • 2 tablespoons Butter
  • 1 Lemon, cut into fillets (that means cutting the lemon flesh between the white membranes), then cut into thirds
For Topping (optional):
  • Lemon Zest
  • Fresh Thyme


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onion and cook gently for 3-4 minutes without browning. Stir in the thyme and the risotto rice and cook, stirring frequently, for another 3-4 minutes, until translucent.
  2. Pour in the white wine and cook while stirring constantly until the liquid has evaporated.
  3. Add a few ladles of broth until the rice is just covered. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and cook, stirring often, until most of the broth has been absorbed. Repeat this process until all the broth has been used up or until the rice is done. This should take 15-20 minutes and the rice should still be al dente. (Risotto isn’t overcooked rice, it’s rice with a bite in a creamy, starchy sauce).
  4. To finish the risotto, take the pot off the heat and add the Taleggio and butter. Don’t stir, resist the urge, ha! Put the lid back on and let the risotto rest for a few minutes, now you’re allowed to stir.
  5. Finally, fold in the lemon fillets and top with a little fresh thyme and lemon zest if you like. Serve immediately.


Cooking Method:
Farm to Table
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Author: Nora Rušev
Recipe Yields: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 138
Calories 337

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g
  Saturated Fat 4g
Sodium 1041mg
Total Carbohydrate 17g
  Dietary Fiber 1g
  Sugars 1g
Protein 4g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.