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This risotto recipe incorporates the flavors of a French classic everyone loves—and is gluten-free!
"We're going to make sugary-sweet caramelized onions, so we're going to cook them slowly and we can't let them brown, so we have to let them take their time. This whole meal will take about an hour—just so you know, so you can pick and choose what day you want to make it—but it's worth it." –Rach
Try pairing with John's Pink Champagne "Moulin Rouge" cocktail that he mixed up for this episode.
For another delish twist on French Onion Soup, check out Rach's French Onion One-Pot Pasta + Cheesy Croutons.
Preheat the oven to 400˚F and place the trimmed garlic bulb on a piece of aluminum foil on a baking sheet. Drizzle with a tablespoon of EVOO and season with salt and pepper. Wrap the garlic in the foil and let roast in the oven for 40 to 45 minutes.
Heat risotto pot or round bottom sturdy pot over medium heat and melt 4 tablespoons butter, add onions, and season with salt, white pepper, thyme, sage and fresh bay, then caramelize 45 minutes, stirring often and reducing heat as necessary to get them very soft and sweet.
Meanwhile, heat porcini in small pot with water to low boil, reduce heat and plump the mushrooms to tender, remove, cool and finely chop. Return pot to stove and warm the beef bone broth. When onions are deeply caramel in color, add sherry and let it absorb, remove bay leaf and transfer onions to a small dish and cover, wipe pot and return to stove. Heat pan over medium-high heat, add EVOO, 2 turns of the pan. Add rice and stir 2 minutes, season with salt and pepper, squeeze in the roasted garlic right out of the skin, add white wine and let it fully absorb, add in chopped porcini mushrooms and then add a few ladles of broth to just cover the rice and stir a minute or two more and let it simmer into rice and absorb. From the time you add the broth, the rice will take 18 minutes. Add the parmesan cheese to the rice along with the onions, serve in soup bowls topped with gouda and broil for a few minutes to melt the cheese. To finish, sprinkle with fresh parsley and thyme.