Caramelized Baby Leek & Sweet Potato Risotto
Recipe type: Rice
  • 2 tbs butter
  • 1 sweet potato, cubed and steamed
  • 2 - 3 leeks
  • salt and pepper
  • ¾ cup arborio rice
  • ¾ cup white wine
  • ~3-4 cups chicken or vegetable stock
  • ½ cup grated Romano (Parmesan can be substituted)
  • 1 tbs freshly minced chives
  1. Cube sweet potato and steam until just cooked.
  2. Cut baby leeks in half lengthwise then into slices. Clean thoroughly. In a heavy bottomed pot melt butter over medium heat, add leeks and stir to coat. Stir and brown evenly then sprinkle with seasoning (salt and pepper) then add rice.
  3. Stir and cook a further 3 minutes.
  4. Then add wine stirring until about two thirds of the wine has evaporated.
  5. Add chicken stock and simmer. Continue adding stock until rice is al dente. Turn off heat and stir in sweet potato, cheese and chives. Taste for correct seasoning.
Recipe by Harvest Hub at