SPRING RISOTTO WITH ZUCCHINI & PEAS

 

  • Cooking Time: 30
  • Servings: 4
  • Preparation Time: 45

Ingredients

  • 2 (14 1/2 ounce) cans reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 -2 large zucchini, cut into 1/2-inch cubes (1 pound)
  • coarse salt
  • pepper
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 1/2 cups arborio rice
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1 cup frozen peas, thawed
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese

Directions

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

Notes

Rich and creamy, risotto is Italian-style comfort food. imported Arborio rice makes the creamiest risotto. If your market doesn't have it, substitute medium- or long-grain white rice.

Categories: Vegetable 

Author Credit: Zvika Kolb

Website Credit: http://www.allzucchinirecipes.info/Zucchini_Dishes.html#Spring_Risotto_With_Peas_and_Zucchini

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