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12 Ratings
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  • 12 Ratings

The secret to creamy, dreamy spring pea risotto? Add the broth a half cup a time and stir until absorbed. Repeat until you use up all the broth called for in this chicken risotto recipe.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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total:
30 mins
Servings:
2
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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 brown.

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  • Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan bring broth to boiling; reduce heat to keep broth simmering. Carefully add 1/2 cup of the broth to the rice mixture, stirring constantly. Continue to cook and stir over medium heat until liquid is absorbed. Add another 1/2 cup of the broth to the rice mixture, stirring constantly. Continue to cook and stir until liquid is absorbed. Add another 1/2 cup broth, 1/4 cup at a time, stirring constantly until the broth has been absorbed. (This should take 18 to 20 minutes total.)

  • Stir in remaining broth, the peas, and carrot. Cook and stir until rice is slightly firm (al dente) and creamy.

  • Stir in chicken, spinach, Parmesan cheese, and thyme; heat through. Serve immediately.

Shortcut Risotto:

In a medium saucepan heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; cook until onion is tender. Add uncooked rice. Cook and stir for 2 minutes. Carefully stir in the broth. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes (do not lift cover).Remove from heat. Stir in peas and carrot. Cover and let stand for 5 minutes. Rice should be just tender and the mixture should be slightly creamy. (If necessary, stir in a little water to reach desired consistency.) Stir in chicken, spinach, Parmesan cheese, and thyme; heat through. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

351 calories; fat 10g; cholesterol 37mg; saturated fat 2g; carbohydrates 48g; mono fat 5.3g; poly fat 0.9g; insoluble fiber 3.4g; sugars 5.8g; protein 18g; vitamin a 4473IU; vitamin c 17.5mg; thiamin 0.3mg; riboflavin 0.1mg; niacin equivalents 2.3mg; vitamin b6 0.1mg; folate 138.4mcg; vitamin b12 0.1mcg; sodium 1208mg; potassium 157mg; calcium 101mg; iron 3.1mg.
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