Recipe Summary

Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 40 mins
Yield: 4 servings

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Traditional Risotto
This recipe serves:   
about 3 cups low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth
2 teaspoons olive oil
1/3 cup diced onions
1 cup Arborio rice
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
salt to taste
freshly ground black pepper

Cooking Instructions
1. Heat the stock in a saucepan and keep hot over low heat.

2. Heat the olive oil over medium heat in a separate medium-sized pot. Add the onion and cook until it turns translucent, about 5 minutes.

3. Add the rice to the onion mixture, stir and turn the heat to low. Add about 1 cup of the hot stock to the rice mixture, and stir slowly until the stock is absorbed.

4. Continue to add the stock 1 cup at a time, stirring slowly, letting the rice absorb the stock before adding more.

5. The risotto is cooked when it is creamy on the outside and slightly firm (al dente) in the center, about 20 to 25 minutes in all. Stir in half of the Parmesan cheese. Season with salt and pepper to taste. If the risotto is too thick, add a little more stock until it becomes creamy.

6. Divide the risotto into serving dishes and sprinkle with the remaining cheese.

Serving Size: about 1/2 cup

Nutritional Information
Number of Servings: 4
Per Serving
Calories 316 Carbohydrate 48 g
Fat 7 g Fiber 1 g
Protein 12 g Saturated Fat 3 g
Sodium 461 mg    


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