Spring Risotto Recipe

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


Submitted by jordielg

Makes 8 servings



I've always wanted to try and make risotto

Recipe Ingredients for Spring Risotto

34 oz. vegetable stock
2 tablespoons butter
2 small zucchini, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1 1/2 cups brown rice
1 cup frozen peas, thawed
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Recipe Directions for Spring Risotto

  1. Heat broth and 2 1/2 cups water in a small saucepan over low heat; keep warm. Meanwhile, melt 2 tablespoons butter in a 3-quart saucepan over medium heat. Add zucchini; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring often, until zucchini is golden, 8 to 10 minutes. With a slotted spoon, transfer zucchini to a plate.

  2. Reduce heat to a medium-low. Add onion; cook until soft, 5 minutes. Season with 1 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Raise heat to medium. Add rice; cook, stirring, until translucent around edges, about 3 minutes. Add wine; cook until absorbed, about 2 minutes.

  3. Cook, adding hot broth, 1 cup at a time (stir until almost all liquid is absorbed before adding more), until rice is tender, 25 to 30 minutes total.

  4. Add zucchini and peas; cook until peas are bright green, 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in remaining tablespoon butter and Parmesan. Serve, topped with more Parmesan.

Categories

Side Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 222.6g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
220
Calories from Fat
51
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
5.7g
9%
Saturated Fat
3.1g
15%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
13mg
4%
Sodium
426mg
18%
Potassium
214mg
6%
Total Carbohydrates
34.9g
12%
Dietary Fiber
2.8g
11%
Sugars
1.8g
Protein
7.1g
Vitamin A 12% Vitamin C 12%
Calcium 10% Iron 6%
* 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
B
  Good points
  • Low in cholesterol
  • Low in sugar
  • Very high in manganese
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