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 (or vegetable broth, for vegetarians)

1/4 cup Sun-Maid Golden Raisins

1/4 cup Sun-Maid Tart Cherries or Cape Cod Cranberries

1/2 cup (2 ounces) Smoked Gouda Cheese

1/4 cup Parmesan Cheeese, shredded

Black pepper, to taste


Heat olive oil in a medium-size saucepan. Saute onions 2-3 minutes, until soft. Add rice and stir until completely coated with oil.

Add wine and simmer until liquid is evaporated. Add broth of choice 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.

*Recipe and image courtesy of Sun-Maid.*