Quick Risotto with Smoked Gouda, Golden Raisins and Cherries


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup finely diced onion
  • 1 cup Arborio or medium grain rice
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 1-3/4 cup reduced sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup Sun-Maid Goldens and Cherries or Cape Cod Cranberries
  • 1/2 cup (2-ounces) smoked Gouda cheese and 1/4 cup (1-ounce) Parmesan cheese, shredded
  • Black pepper to taste
  • Directions:

    HEAT olive oil in a medium-size saucepan. Saute onion 2-3 minutes until soft. Add rice and stir until completely coated with oil.
    ADD wine and simmer until liquid is evaporated. Add broth and bring to a simmer.
    REDUCE heat to low, cover and simmer 18-20 minutes until nearly all the broth is absorbed.
    REMOVE pan from heat and stir in dried fruit and cheeses. Season with pepper to taste. Let stand 5 minutes lightly covered. Serve hot.

    Makes 4 servings.