Risotto Primavera

Risotto Primavera 150 Author: Canadian Living Credits: Risotto Primavera 150

Risotto is most fluid and creamy immediately after it has finished cooking, so if you're not serving it right away, stir in 1/2 cup (125 mL) additional stock or water before reheating. Serve with extra cheese at the table.

  • Portion size 3 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: May 2005

Ingredients

  • 12 oz asparagus
  • 1 cup low-sodium chicken stock
  • 1 cup vegetable stock
  • 1/4 teaspoon crumbled saffron (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 onion diced
  • 1 carrots diced
  • 1 zucchini diced
  • 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper
  • 3/4 cups arborio rice
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1/2 cup fresh pea
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons choppped fresh parsley

Method

Snap off woody ends of asparagus; cut into 1-inch (2.5 cm) lengths. Set aside.

In saucepan over medium-high heat, bring 1-1/2 cups (375 mL) water to boil. Add asparagus; cover and cook until tender, about 4 minutes. Reserving cooking liquid, drain asparagus; set aside. Add enough water to cooking liquid to make 1-1/2 cups (375 mL).

In same pan, bring stock, saffron (if using), and cooking liquid just to simmer over medium heat; reduce heat to low and keep warm.

In separate large, shallow saucepan, melt 1 tbsp (15 mL) of the butter over medium heat; cook onion, carrot, zucchini, salt and pepper until vegetables are tender, about 4 minutes. Add rice, stirring to coat grains.

Add wine; cook, stirring constantly, until all liquid is absorbed. Add stock mixture, 1/2 cup (125 mL) at a time, stirring after each addition until all liquid is absorbed and rice is creamy and tender, 20 minutes.

Stir in remaining butter; add peas, Parmesan cheese, parsley and reserved asparagus. Cook, stirring, until risotto is creamy but still fluid and vegetables are hot, about 2 minutes.

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Nutritional facts <b>Per each of 3 servings:</b> about

  • Sodium 657 mg
  • Protein 12 g
  • Calories 366.0
  • Total fat 11 g
  • Cholesterol 31 mg
  • Saturated fat 7 g
  • Total carbohydrate 54 g

%RDI

  • Iron 14.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 68.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 15.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 77.0
  • Vitamin C 30.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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