This month's Gold Series selections come to you from Koehler Winery, which is located in the heart of Santa Barbara's wine country. We're featuring both a white and red this month from this winery, but since its so hot right now, we thought we'd throw a recipe at you to pair with the white wine: Koehler 2007 Sauvignon Blanc. The recipe below does not require many ingredients, a perfect "throw it together" kind of recipe, and is packed with a tasty punch! If you try it out, let us know what you think! Happy tasting and cooking!
Sweet Onion Risotto with Feta Cheese
2 tsp. olive oil or vegetable oil
2 Cups Vidalia or other sweet onion
2 large garlic cloves, minced
1 1/2 cups Arborio rice
2 (14.5 oz) cans vegetable broth
1/2 cup (2 oz.) crumbled Feta cheese, dividied
1/4 cup chopped flat leaf parsley
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Freshly ground black pepper
Heat oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; saute 1 minute. Stir in rice. Add 1/2 cup broth; cook until liquid is nearly absorbed, stirring constantly. Add remaning broth, 1/2 cup at a time, stirring until each portion is nearly absorbed before adding the next (about 20 min total.)
Remove from heat; stir in 1/4 cup feta, parsely and Parmesan. Spoon into serving bowls and top with remaining Feta and pepper. Garnish with Parsley.