Risotto Recipe

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


Submitted by heatherzilla

Makes 4 servings



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Recipe Ingredients for Risotto

3 sweet potato
1 large onion
1 1/2 cups arborio rice
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cloves garlic
1 salt and pepper
6 cups water
1 cup white wine

Recipe Directions for Risotto

  1. If you can't get arborio rice, you can use either long grain or short grained white rice. Never brown, as it will not cook properly. Arborio is the best for risotto, though.

  2. The secret to a good risotto is to keep the stock boiling at all times. So, step one is to put the 6 cups of stock into a small saucepan, and heat until it starts to simmer. If you are using stock instead of vegan wine, keep one cup aside.

  3. Peel and chop into cubes the sweet potato. I usually cut them into cubes of about 1 cm diameter, though a little larger is OK. DONT make them too big, otherwise they won't cook. Peel and chop the onion fairly finely (not minute, but not big chunks either), and the garlic.

  4. In a large, heavy bottomed saucepan, heat the olive oil, and add the onion and garlic and sweet potato. Fry until the onion is transparent. Then cover, turn down the heat, and cook for about five minutes to let the sweet potato start to soften.

  5. From now on, you will be at the stove, so make sure your favourite TV show isn't on, or anything like that.

  6. Turn up the heat a little (about medium heat now), and add the rice. Stir well until all the rice is covered. It should all have a very fine covering of oil. If it doesn't, you may need to add a little more olive oil, but only a dash. Stir for a minute.

  7. Add the vegan wine (or cold stock). Keep stirring until it is absorbed.

  8. Now, add between half a cup and a cup of the boiling stock. Keep stirring until this is absorbed. Then add another half a cup. Keep on doing this until all the stock has been added. This should take between 20 mins and half an hour. NEVER add more liquid until the last lot is absorbed.

  9. Grind in some fresh black pepper, and salt if you want it (salt generally not necessary). Serve with a little fresh parmesan grated over the top if you want (again, not necessary)

  10. You will have a meal of delightful golden coloured rice that just melts in your mouth, and is chock full of flavour.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 611.8g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
430
Calories from Fat
35
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
3.9g
6%
Saturated Fat
0.6g
3%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
51mg
2%
Potassium
583mg
17%
Total Carbohydrates
80.0g
27%
Dietary Fiber
5.4g
22%
Sugars
7.6g
Protein
7.0g
Vitamin A 329% Vitamin C 33%
Calcium 7% Iron 12%
* 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
95% confidence
B
  Good points
  • Very low in saturated fat
  • No cholesterol
  • Very low in sodium
  • Very high in vitamin A
  •   Bad points
  • Contains alcohol
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