Brown Rice Risotto with Veggies Recipe

Looking for an easy Brown Rice Risotto with Veggies recipe? Learn how to make Brown Rice Risotto with Veggies using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by xyster311

Makes 6 servings



While the nature of brown rice means that this dish takes longer to cook than standard risotto, it is well worth the wait. Feel free to adapt the recipe according to the seasonal produce available.

Recipe Ingredients for Brown Rice Risotto with Veggies

1 quart vegetable broth
5 cups water
1/2 pound (about 1/2 bunch) asparagus, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup finely chopped onion
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 cups brown rice
2 carrots, trimmed and chopped
2 zucchini, trimmed and chopped
1/2 cup frozen peas
2/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon butter

Recipe Directions for Brown Rice Risotto with Veggies

  1. Bring broth and water to a boil in a medium pot. Add asparagus and simmer until just tender, 2 to 3 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer asparagus to a bowl of ice water until well chilled, then drain and set aside. Cover broth-water mixture and bring back to a simmer.

  2. Heat oil in a medium pot over medium heat. Add onion and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, 4 to 5 minutes. Add rice and cook, stirring gently, until toasted and fragrant, 4 to 5 minutes. Add 1 cup of the broth-water mixture and cook, stirring constantly and adjusting heat if needed to maintain a simmer, until liquid is almost absorbed. Repeat process, adding about 1/2 cup of the broth-water mixture each time, until rice is just beginning to get tender, about 25 minutes. Add carrots and continue process with broth-water mixture. When rice is just al dente and carrots are just tender, add zucchini and cook 5 minutes more. (If broth mixture gets low, add water as needed.)

  3. Stir peas and asparagus into rice and cook until hot throughout, 2 to 3 minutes more. Add cheese, butter, salt and pepper and stir to combine. Add about 1/2 cup more of the broth-water mixture to finished risotto before serving, if you like.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 595.8g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
405
Calories from Fat
113
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
12.5g
19%
Saturated Fat
4.4g
22%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
15mg
5%
Sodium
733mg
31%
Potassium
683mg
20%
Total Carbohydrates
58.9g
20%
Dietary Fiber
5.3g
21%
Sugars
4.8g
Protein
15.0g
Vitamin A 84% Vitamin C 29%
Calcium 19% Iron 17%
* 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
A-
  Good points
  • Low in cholesterol
  • Very high in manganese
  • Very high in vitamin A
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