Lemon Risotto

I just LOVE lemon!

Lemon Cookies, Lemon Scones, Lemon Basil Bundt Cakes, Lemon Buttercream Frosting and of course I put lemon in my Blueberry Basil Lemonade.

Yeah, I put lemon in just about everything.

So risotto was no different, I knew if it started with my favorite flavors it would turn out delicious and it sure did!

5.0 from 2 reviews
Lemon Risotto
  • 3 tablespoons Land O Lakes Butter with Olive Oil and Sea Salt
  • 1 onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1½ cups Arborio Rice
  • 7 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Grated Romano Cheese for serving
  1. Heat 7 cups of chicken broth in a pan.
  2. Heat large skillet, add 2 tablespoons butter, onion, garlic, and rice. Heat until onion and garlic are golden.
  3. Add lemon juice and stir continually until liquid is absorbed.
  4. Add wine and continue to stir until liquid is absorbed.
  5. For the next 25 minutes or so, ladle in a ½ cup chicken broth and stir until liquid is absorbed. There will be a thick, creamy sauce forming but you don't want to add more liquid until the previous liquid is absorbed.
  6. There is a lot of stirring, but it really is worth it.
  7. Add the remaining tablespoon butter along with salt and pepper.
  8. Serve with grated Romano or Parmesan Cheese.

Land O Lakes Butter with Olive Oil and Sea Salt is perfect for this dish. It allows the onion, garlic and risotto to get golden brown with out the butter getting to brown.

As the liquid is added a thick creamy sauce begins to form.

There is quite a bit of stirring involved, but it is really worth the time. It’s so delicious.

Lemon Risotto is great on it’s own or with chicken.

If you’d like to add chicken to this, while the risotto is cooking….

Cut up boneless skinless chicken breasts into small pieces, place it in a hot skillet with a tablespoon or two of butter. Yes the same yummy butter, oh it’s so good. Have you tired it yet?  It really is my new favorite. Cook the chicken on a medium high heat and it will get crispy and golden. Just don’t over crowd the pan.

Oh I could just about eat this every day.

So do you want to guess how many times I’ve made this in one week.



I just LOVE that this butter comes in 1/2 stick sizes. Each Stick is 4 tablespoons. These little sticks of butter are adorable! Yeah I’m the kind of person who thinks butter is adorable!

How would you like to try Land O Lakes new butter?

How would you like win Ree’s Cooking Essentials also?

I’m giving away a gift package courtesy of Land O Lakes.


The gift packages will include one full-value coupon for LAND O LAKES® Butter with Olive Oil & Sea Salt, Ree Drummond’s two cookbooks: Food From My Frontier and The Pioneer Woman Cooks, and a flat whisk, slotted spoon and stainless steel tongs.


Leave a comment telling me what you’d like to make with Land O Lakes Butter with Olive Oil and Sea Salt.

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  1. 3

    Diane Troxell says

    I’m eager to try the new olive oil, butter and sea salt product.
    Especially since I am a butter freak (unfortunately for my waistline). I think carmelized onion would be a good thing to try using this, also, omelettes, salmon, mmmmmm, just about anything.

  2. 6

    Barbie Smith says

    I would grill salmon with olive oil, make your risotto, because it sounds delicious, and make a tomato, basil and moz salad to go with it using the sea salt.

  3. 7


    Yuuuummm!! Incredible looking Risotto! I would love to grill some steak and slather a bit of that butter on top and let it melt into the steak. You know that is what they do at restaurants, I used to work at one…butter. on. everything.

  4. 8

    Vicky says

    I have used the land o lakes butter with olive oil and sea salt and it is so good. The risotto looks yummy and I would love to win!

  5. 29


    I have a weakness for lemon and Jon has a weakness for risotto. Preeeeetty sure I need to make this, STAT! So that’s what I’d make with the butter and salt, this risotto!

  6. 38

    Heather Spooner says

    I would love to saute shrimp in this olive oil sea salt butter. Then toss in some cooked angel air pasta. Thanks for the giveaway!
    heatherspooner1981 at gmail dot com

  7. 59

    Fay Playsted says

    I love roasted vegetables, especially asparagus and carrots of all colors (from the Farmers’ Market) and I love broiled fish, especially King Salmon. Usually, I put olive oil and butter on my vegetables and fish, but Land O’Lakes combines my favorite seasonings (including sea salt). How terrific is that? I subscribe to your blog as well as Land O’ Lakes.

    And, who wouldn’t love to win Ree’s cookbooks and Land O’Lakes products? I bet you could use Land O’Lakes on lots of Ree’s recipes: pasta, rice, beans, pastries, meat, fish, chicken . . . . Yummy!


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