Spring Peas Risotto

This extra creamy rice side dish goes well with a lighter main dish, such as broiled fish or chicken.

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Makes:
4 servings
Start to Finish:
40 mins
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Spring Peas Risotto

Ingredients
2
tablespoons olive oil
1
2
1
cup Arborio rice
1
14 ounce can vegetable broth
1 3/4
cups water
1
cup loose-pack frozen baby sweet peas or regular peas
1/4
cup coarsely shredded carrot
2
cups fresh spinach, shredded
2
tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
1
tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
1/8
teaspoon ground black pepper

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; cook until onion is tender. Add the uncooked rice. Cook and stir about 5 minutes or until rice is golden.
  2. Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, combine broth and the water. Bring to boiling; reduce heat until simmering. Carefully add 1 cup of the broth mixture to the rice mixture, stirring constantly. Continue to cook and stir over medium heat until liquid is absorbed.
  3. Add another 1 cup of the broth mixture to the rice mixture, stirring constantly. Continue to cook and stir until liquid is absorbed. Add another 1 cup of the broth mixture, 1/2 cup at a time, stirring constantly until the broth mixture has been absorbed. (This should take 18 to 20 minutes total.)
  4. Stir in the remaining broth mixture, the peas, and carrot. Cook and stir until the rice is slightly creamy and just tender.
  5. Stir in the spinach, Parmesan cheese, thyme, and pepper; heat through. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

(Spring Peas Risotto)
    Per serving:
  • 238 kcal cal.,
  • 8 g fat
  • (1 g sat. fat,
  • 2 mg chol.,
  • 489 mg sodium,
  • 37 g carb.,
  • 3 g fiber,
  • 6 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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