Portofino Lamb and Artichoke Risotto Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Portofino Lamb and Artichoke Risotto Recipe
  • READY IN 50 mins

Portofino Lamb and Artichoke Risotto

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"This recipe is bursting with flavor and a perfect way to use up the leftover leg of lamb."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    50 mins


  1. Heat the oil and butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the onions OR shallots and saute for 2 to 3 minutes. Pour in the rice and stir well to coat, about 1 minute.
  2. Next, pour in the wine and allow it to get absorbed by the rice, about 2 to 3 minutes. Then, stir in the broth 1/2 cup at a time, waiting until the rice absorbs each 1/2 cup before adding the next 1/2 cup. Repeat this until you have used all but 1/4 cup of broth, reserving this for later.
  3. After about 20 minutes, the rice should be tender but firm. Turn off the heat. Stir in the remaining 1/4 cup of broth, the cheese, leftover lamb, garlic and artichoke hearts. Stir well to combine with the rice and serve on warm dinner plates.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 01, 2003

I had leftovers from jmass' leg of lamb and all the other stuff in the pantry so I gave it a try. Never would have imagined lamb, risotto and artichokes in the same dish would work so well. I thought the vinegar from the 'chokes would clash, but they melted in your mouth. It's like porridge, except not at all slimy. You can mix the rice and all the liquid in either a rice cooker or pressure cooker and do this without stirring and fussing. Just warm the other ingredients a bit by stirring into the rice the last few minutes, and covering pot. I have also tried adding green peas, asparagus, or olives to the the mix. I have used this recipe as a base with different wines, as with other leftover meat or raw defrosted seafood as well and it works. Whatever you alter, do not skimp on the best olive oil, butter, wine, shallots, and cheese.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 09, 2012

This was the most tasteless, unappetizing dish ever. There is no seasoning whatsoever.

Jan 06, 2006

This was excellent! I used leftover lamb from jmass's "Roast Leg of Lamb with Rosemary" from this site. I also took another user's advice and used white wine instead of red, for a more visually appealing meal. I added the garlic in with the onions in the beginning instead of waiting until the end. I will be making this again next time there is leftover lamb.

Feb 02, 2006

It's funny how much people change the recipes to suit their own personal tastes, but I guess that's what makes this website great is getting other's suggestions. I don't care for Lamb, so I simply made an artichoke risotto. I wanted to cut down on the fat, so I used frozen artichokes that I thawed and chopped. I also used white wine for aesthetics. This turned out delicious and made a wonderful side dish.

Apr 03, 2005

I gave this a four star rating because although the taste was a 5 all around the presentation leaves something to be desired. The risotto turns purple when you add the wine, the artichokes of course are green, the lamb brown, not to appetizing to look at, but once I got past that and tasted it, it was so delicious that I just determined not to look down

Aug 21, 2011

This was a great recipe for leftover lamb roast! Im not sure why people had so many issues with presentation. I think they used too much red wine. I used 1/3 cup Merlot and it definitely wasnt purple as described. My big chain grocery store did not carry Arborio rice or any short grain for that matter. So ended up using medium grain. There is only 2 of us so used 1 cup rice and 3 cups broth. I used hot marinated artichokes for extra flavor and it came out great. I was worried about under cooking the rice but turned out slightly overcooked by the end. For the med grain next time I would use maybe 2 3/4 cups broth instead.

Dec 21, 2008

I loved this recipe. I made it with leftover leg of lamb. I did not have Arbiaro rice, but I used regular rice. It didn't turn out as creamy as regular risotto, but it was still delicious and a definate comfort food. I will make this again!

Apr 03, 2008

Made without the cheese and it was STILL spectacular. We used Fleur de Sel instead (a really expensive salt) cause we're on a special diet now with no dairy allowed. This is great, I can't wait to try it with cheese! SECOND REVIEW: Okay so I made it again, 1c of red instead of 1/2 cup, needed to add more liquid than called for, and FINALLY got to add cheese :O) STILL spectcaular, we have fantastic left over lamb (pasture raised organic leg of lamb, OMG amazing). Honestly the cheese was great but we could have left it out. Also used both times leeks instead of shallots. Used red wine, not white, and don't care about the color as soon as it hits your tongue :O) Pairs wonderfully with a Blanc de Noir sparkling wine. TRY THIS RECIPE!!!


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  • Calories
  • 611 kcal
  • 31%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 59.6 g
  • 19%
  • Cholesterol
  • 87 mg
  • 29%
  • Fat
  • 24 g
  • 37%
  • Fiber
  • 1.9 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 32.6 g
  • 65%
  • Sodium
  • 1000 mg
  • 40%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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