Risotto with duck confit and leeks caramelized in beer

  • Preparation 25 min
  • Cooking 45 min
  • Servings 4 to 6
  • Freezing Absolutely



  • 2 small white leeks, thinly sliced
  • Olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Provence herbs
  • 1/4 cup light brown beer by Le Marchand de Bonheur (or other light brown beer)
  • 2 cooked and hot duck legs confit, the flesh removed and coarsely chopped
  • Salt and pepper from the mill

Ingredients for the risotto

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 shallots, finely chopped
  • 2 cups arborio rice
  • 1 cup white wine
  • About 5 cups hot chicken broth + 1/2 cup at the end
  • 1 cup light dark beer by Le Marchand de Bonheur (or other light dark beer)
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese + a little for serving
  • Fresh chopped parsley, for serving
  • Salt and pepper from the mill



  • In a non-stick pan heated over low heat, put the leek whites and pour a good drizzle of olive oil. Season with salt and pepper. Cook for 7 to 8 minutes, stirring constantly. The leeks should not sear, lower the heat if this is the case. Add more oil as needed.
  • Add the balsamic vinegar and the Provence herbs and mix.
  • Add the beer, mix and cook for 3 to 4 minutes to reduce dry. Remove from the heat, add the duck and mix. Set side.
  • In a saucepan heated over medium-low heat, melt the butter and add the shallots. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring constantly.
  • Add the rice, mix well to coat and continue cooking for 1 minute. the white wine and mix. Let reduce dry. Season generously with salt and pepper.
  • Continue cooking, adding chicken broth, 3/4 cup at a time, letting it reduce dry each time. Very important to mix regularly. If the liquid absorbs or evaporates too quickly, lower the heat slightly. This cooking should take about 25-30 minutes. ***Add the cup of beer halfway through cooking.***
  • When the rice is al dente, remove from the heat, add the Parmesan and the duck confit mixture. Mix well.
  • Just before serving, add a ladle of chicken broth and mix lightly. Serve with plenty of fresh Parmesan!