Picholine Olive Risotto

Picholine olives

A simple risotto with Picholine olives, white wine, parsley, Parmesan cheese and lemon. Picholine olives are crisp, small French green olives.

Recipe By: Chefs Anne and David Gingrass
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  • Serves 4


    • 1 Tbl Olive oil
    • 1/4 cup Yellow onion, small dice
    • 1 cup Arborio rice
    • 1/4 cup White wine
    • 3 cups Chicken stock
    • 1/4 cup Picholine olives, pitted and chopped finely
    • 1 Tbl Parmesan cheese
    • 2 Tbls Italian parsley, chopped
    • 3 Tbls Extra virgin olive oil
    • 1 tsp Fresh lemon juice (or to taste)


Place a suitable pan over medium heat and add the olive oil and the diced onion. Sweat the onion until translucent. Add the rice and stir well with a wooden spoon until all of the grains are evenly coated with oil.

Add the wine while stirring over medium heat and cook until all of the wine is absorbed by the rice. Add the chicken broth a half cup at a time, stirring until the liquid is absorbed before adding the next half cup. Add the olives after half of the stock has been incorporated.

When the remainder of the chicken stock has been absorbed, remove the pot from the heat and add the cheese, parsley, olive oil and lemon juice. Stir well to incorporate all of the ingredients and add salt and pepper to taste.

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