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Potato Risotto

Makes 6 to 8 servings

Potato Risotto hails from Restaurant 301 in the Hotel Carter in Eureka, California when chef Mark Carter made an interesting herb-scented "risotto" out of diced potatoes instead of rice.

 2 pounds Yukon gold potatoes
 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
 1 tablespoon minced shallots
 1 teaspoon minced garlic
 1 tablespoon minced fresh thyme leaves or 1 teaspoon dried thyme
 1 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary leaves or 1/2 teaspoon chopped dried rosemary
 1 1/2 cups fat-skimmed chicken or vegetable broth
 1/2 cup whipping cream
  Salt and pepper
Step 1

Peel potatoes and cut into 1/4-inch cubes; put in a large bowl and cover with water.

Step 2

In a 5- to 6-quart pan over medium heat, melt butter. Add shallots and garlic and stir until shallots are limp, about 1 minute.

Step 3

Drain potatoes and add to pan, along with thyme and rosemary. Stir often until potatoes appear slightly translucent, about 8 minutes.

Step 4

Add broth and stir often until potatoes are tender to bite and have absorbed most of the liquid, 12 to 15 minutes. Add cream and stir often until almost all is absorbed, 2 to 4 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Makes 6 to 8 servings

Amount Per Serving
Calories 160Calories from Fat 43
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7.7g12%

Saturated Fat 4.7g24%
Cholesterol 24mg8%
Sodium 57mg3%
Total Carbohydrate 19g7%

Dietary Fiber 1.8g8%
Protein 3.9g8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.