Amarena Cherry Risotto

1 pint amarena cherries (available at Cafe Chat-A-While)
1 quart chicken stock
salt and pepper to taste
1 small onion
2 TBSP unsalted butter
3 TBSP olive oil
1 1/2 cup risotto rice
3/4 cup grated parmesan


In heavy saucepan, cook onion in oil over low heat about 10 minutes until soft.  Add rice and cook gently for  2 minutes to coat the rice with oil.  Start to add stock, ladle by ladle, stirring constantly.  Allow each ladle to be absorbed before adding next one.  Continue until the rice is al dente usually about 20 minutes.  Add butter, cheese and cherries.

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