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Blt Risotto Recipe

Looking for an easy BLT Risotto recipe? Learn how to make BLT Risotto using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by kimberly_1230

Makes 2 servings



It all started, frankly, with the bacon. We acquired half an organic pig, and the bacon is amazing. Arugula's sharpness is a great foil for that glorious fat, so it becomes the "lettuce" in the BLT. Risotto is a wonderful canvas for all sorts of flavors.

Recipe Ingredients for BLT Risotto

1/4 pound bacon
1/2 tablespoon unsalted butter
2 cups water
2 servings Herbox
1/4 small onion, minced
1/2 small carrot, minced
1 clove garlic, minced
3/4 cup Arborio rice
1/4 cup dry white wine
1 pepper to taste
1/2 cup Fire Roasted Crushed Tomatoes
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1 cups arugula
1 1/2 ounces grated lowfat sharp white cheddar

Recipe Directions for BLT Risotto

  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the bacon until it?s crisp. While the bacon cooks, warm the chicken stock over medium heat in a saucepan. Remove the bacon to paper towels to drain.

  2. Pour out all but 1 tbs. of the bacon fat. Add the butter to the pan along with the onion, carrot, and garlic. Cook for 2-3 minutes until softened. Add the rice and cook for 4 minutes longer until the rice is translucent and the veg are lightly browned. Add the wine and a ladleful of hot stock (about cup). Stir while the liquid is absorbed. Continue to add ladlefuls of stock to keep the consistency soupy. Taste and adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper. The liquid will be absorbed very quickly at first, but it'll slow down after about 5 minutes.

  3. After about 10 minutes, add the tomatoes with their liquid. Continue adding stock until the rice has softened and swelled, but still has a slight bite. Stir in the arugula and cook for a few minutes longer, until the arugula has wilted and the rice is tender. Add enough stock so that the risotto is creamy and slightly runny. Stir in the cheese, if using. Serve immediately

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 503.2g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
614
Calories from Fat
184
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
20.4g
31%
Saturated Fat
10.3g
52%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
67mg
22%
Sodium
1467mg
61%
Potassium
132mg
4%
Total Carbohydrates
51.0g
17%
Dietary Fiber
2.6g
10%
Sugars
5.4g
Protein
31.0g
Vitamin A 59% Vitamin C 21%
Calcium 23% Iron 32%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
F
  Good points
  • Low in sugar
  •   Bad points
  • Contains alcohol
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