Irresistible Leek Risotto: this creamy risotto with leeks, roasted cumin and cuban spices  is a smoky sensation. Serve it on it’s own, or as a side dish. Either way, it will be the talk of the table.

Smoky Leek Risotto

What’s more comforting or luxurious than a silky serving of risotto?

Arborio rice is the glass slipper of the grain family. It transforms a plain rice pilaf into a fabulously rich risotto dish with a creamy, yet firm texture.

Risotto makes a lovely canvas for any flavor. This risotto with leeks is bright and earthy, with deep smoky undertones from McCormick Roasted Ground Cumin and Cuban Seasoning. The vibrant spices make this leek risotto a standout at the dinner table.

Risotto with Leeks

Smoky Leek Risotto was served at the McCormick Gourmet Dinner Party I threw last week. Make sure to check out the other recipes on the menu.

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Smoky Leek Risotto
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Smoky Leek Risotto

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Risotto with Leeks, Cumin and Cuban Spices.
Servings: 8



  • Place a large sauce pot over medium heat. Add the butter, oil, chopped and cleaned leeks, cumin and the Cuban seasoning. Saute 3-5 minutes until the leeks soften.
  • Heat the stock in another sauce pan or in the microwave. Keep warm.
  • Add the rice to the leek mixture, followed by the white wine. Stir and simmer until the wine absorbs.
  • Add 1 cup of stock at a time, stirring and allow it to absorb into the rice before adding more. This should take 15-20 minutes until all the stock is incorporated and the rice is "al dente".
  • When the rice is tender and creamy, stir in the Parmesan cheese. Salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve immediately.


Serving: 1serving, Calories: 478kcal, Carbohydrates: 61g, Protein: 15g, Fat: 17g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Cholesterol: 29mg, Sodium: 516mg, Potassium: 369mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 335IU, Vitamin C: 0.5mg, Calcium: 227mg, Iron: 5.9mg
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Author: Sommer Collier
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