I have a love for all things involving goat cheese. You see, there is this fabulous older man at the Santa Monica farmers market whose family produces it – and it’s the best freaking goat cheese on the planet. Last week, while I was making my rounds at the market, I stocked up on the plain and herbed varieties. Needless to say they are both no longer around thanks to my obsession, but while I still had some left, I made this Goat Cheese and Thai Basil Risotto. It totally rocked my world. And I most definitely made enough for 2 people, but ended up hoarding the entire thing and snacking on it throughout the day. Not to mention my boyfriend claims that he doesn’t like goat cheese – what the heck is wrong with him!!
The simple addition of a little goat cheese makes this risotto extra tangy and comforting. Throw on the basil and a squeeze of lemon juice and you’ll want to save the entire dish for yourself!
For more risotto ideas – check out these risotto recipes!