Baked Risotto with Red Wine, Sweet Potatoes and Duck Confit

By Sara Moulton for Sara's Weeknight Meals
Maple Leaf Farms is a past sponsor of Sara's Weeknight Meals.


Prep Time {20 min}

Cook Time {40 min}

Serving Size {4 servings}


1 cup Red Wine

3 cups Chicken Broth

1 Turkish Bay Leaf

2 Tbsp. Unsalted Butter

1 medium Onion, finely chopped (about 1 cup)

1 cup Arborio Rice

2 Maple Leaf Farms Duck Legs Confit, thawed

2 medium Sweet Potatoes (about 12 oz.) peeled and cut into 1/2" inch cubes

1 tsp. Rinsed and Dried Fresh Thyme or 1/3 tsp. Dried

2 oz. Parmigiano-Reggiano Cheese, freshly grated

Kosher Salt and Freshly Milled Black Pepper


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1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Bring the wine to a boil in a saucepan over high heat; reduce the heat to low and simmer until reduced by half. Add the chicken broth and bay leaf to wine and heat until hot.

2. Meanwhile melt butter in a skillet over medium-low heat. Add the onion and cook until softened, about 8 minutes. Add rice, stirring until each grain is coated. Transfer the rice mixture to a 1 1/2 quart casserole, add the broth mixture with bay leaf. Bake covered, for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and stir well. Bake, covered, for another 15 to 20 minutes or until rice is tender.

3. While the rice is cooking, heat a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add the duck confit skin side down, and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until the skin is very crisp. Remove the duck from the pan and let cool slightly, skin side up. Add the sweet potatoes and thyme to the duck fat in the pan and cook, stirring frequently, until the sweet potatoes are tender and slightly golden, about 8 minutes.

4. Remove the crisp skin from the duck and crumble; shred the meat and discard the bones. When the rice is done, remove the bay leaf and stir in the sweet potatoes, duck meat, and half the cheese; add salt and pepper to taste. Serve each portion topped with some of the duck skin and the remaining cheese.

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