Logo for the Tucker House Inn and Harrison House Suites

Breakfast Risotto Recipe

Try this breakfast risotto recipe next time you’re looking for a unique, savory morning meal.

Ingredients:

1 qt s

breakfast risotto at the tucker house

tock (chicken, vegetable, tomato cheese)

2 Tbsp olive oil

1 small onion, finely diced

1 Tbsp garlic, minced

2 Tbsp European unsalted butter

1 1/2 cups arborio, carnaroli, or other short grain rice

Toppings:

1 cup Parmesan, grated or goat or blue cheese

2- 2 1/2 cups marinara

6 farm fresh eggs

6 strips crispy bacon or other meat

2 cups hardy greens (spinach, kale or chard)

1 Tbsp oil for sautéing greens

fresh flat leaf parsley, chopped, for garnish

salt and pepper, to taste

Servings:  6, ½ cup servings

Preparation Time:  20 minutes

Cook time:  30 minutes

Method:

  • Gently brown butter in sauce pan over medium heat. Sauté onions and rice until onions are soft and rice is gently browned. Add garlic and cook a few more minutes.
  • Ladle in stock to barely cover the rice. Simmer uncovered and add more stock as needed until the risotto is almost al dente, but is still a little crunchy. Remove from heat. The idea is to get the risotto to a stage where you can add a bit more stock and finish it in ten minutes or less. Risotto is best enjoyed right when finished and not after sitting for any amount of time.
  • While the risotto is simmering, prep toppings. Cook bacon until crispy, drain, cool and crumble. Prep greens (wash, trim, chop) and set aside. Heat marinara. Heat water with 1 teaspoon vinegar for poaching eggs.
  • When ready to finish and serve, place risotto back on the heat, add a bit more stock and cook until done. Lightly sauté greens in oil. Season with a sprinkle of salt and pepper. Poach eggs. When risotto is finished stir in a ½ cup of cheese and half the bacon.
  • To assemble: portion risotto into dishes, top with greens, marinara and place egg on top. Garnish with a bit more meat, cheese and chopped parsley.

*Note: This dish varies throughout the year as we use as many local and sustainable ingredients as possible. We feature seasonal produce from area farms to ensure optimal quality. This means that the combination of ingredients is hardly the same. So be creative and use what you have on hand!

Recent Posts

Start Planning Your Weekend Getaways in Washington with Kids

The San Juan Islands are particularly family-friendly and one of the best places to unplug! Your weekend getaways in Washington with kids in tow can be filled with long (or short) hikes, treasure hunting on the beach, wildlife viewing, kayaking, and so much more. Friday Harbor is a great home

Read More »

Lime Kiln State Park Lighthouse & Other Island Landmarks

San Juan Island is known for many things! The charming town of Friday Harbor, arriving by ferry, whale watching, and fantastic hikes. One of the must-visit attractions on the island is the Lime Kiln State Park Lighthouse. This iconic 1919 landmark sits on the Western end of the 41-acre park,

Read More »

The Best Time to Visit San Juan Islands in 2024

One of the most frequent questions we are asked is, “When is the best time to visit the San Juan Islands?” and while each season has a special and unique draw, Summer and early Fall are often considered the perfect timeframe for a beautiful and temperate retreat in the Pacific

Read More »
Scroll to Top
lighthouse at a rocky shorline with evergree trees at back

Recognized by Travel + Leisure Magazine

We have been recognized by Travel + Leisure Magazine as the best place to stay when visiting Friday Harbor and San Juan Island.

Give The Gift of Tucker & Harrison House This Holiday Season

Give your loved one a very special gift of a stay at our inns.  We offer gift certificates in many amounts.