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We love the complex depth of flavor chicken livers lend (think dirty rice), but feel free to leave them out. Remember, the key to a creamy risotto is to stir, stir, stir. All that action releases the rice's natural starches, which make the sauce thick and velvety.

Andrew Ticer and Michael Hudman
Recipe by Southern Living February 2014

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Credit: Hector Sanchez; Styling: Buffy Hargett Miller

Recipe Summary

hands-on:
1 hr 25 mins
total:
1 hr 30 mins
Yield:
Makes 6 to 8 servings
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Bring broth to a simmer in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Meanwhile, remove stems from mushrooms. Add thyme sprigs, mushroom stems, and half of parsley to broth. Reduce heat to low; gently simmer until ready to use. Remove leaves from remaining parsley, and coarsely chop. Discard parsley stems.

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  • Sauté livers in hot oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat 5 minutes or until cooked. Remove livers, and finely chop. Add 4 Tbsp. butter and mushroom caps to Dutch oven, and sauté 10 minutes or until deep golden brown. Remove from Dutch oven using a slotted spoon. Add onion, and sauté 10 minutes or until tender. Add celery, and sauté 5 minutes or until softened.

  • Add rice, and cook, stirring constantly, 1 minute or until fragrant. Stir in wine, and cook, stirring often, 3 minutes. Add 1 cup hot broth mixture (discarding mushroom stems and herb sprigs), and cook, stirring constantly, until liquid is absorbed. Repeat procedure with remaining broth mixture, 1 cup at a time, until liquid is absorbed. (Total cooking time is 30 to 35 minutes.) Remove from heat.

  • Stir in livers, mushroom caps, cheese, chopped thyme, chopped parsley, remaining 2 Tbsp. butter, and salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately.

Source

Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen and Hog & Hominy, East Memphis, TN

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