Makes 6 servings.
- ½ cup chopped onion
- 1 tablespoon butter or margarine
- 1 cup uncooked U.S. arborio or medium-grain rice
- pinch saffron
- ⅓ cup dry white wine
- 2 cups chicken broth, divided
- 3 cups water
- 1½ cups green peas
- ½ pound (1¼ cups) peeled cooked crawfish tails
- ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ cup heavy cream
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- ¼ teaspoonhot pepper sauce
- Cook onion in butter in large skillet over medium-high heat until soft.
- Add rice and saffron; stir 2 to 3 minutes.
- Add wine; stir until absorbed.
- Stir in 1 cup broth; cook, uncovered, stirring frequently, until broth is absorbed.
- Continue stirring and adding remaining 1 cup broth and water, allowing each cup to be absorbed before adding another, until rice is tender and mixture has a creamy consistency. It will take approximately 25 to 30 minutes.
- Stir in peas, crawfish, cheese, salt, cream, lemon juice and pepper sauce; cook until thoroughly heated, about 2 minutes.
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