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Risotto Primavera

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Creamy risotto with fresh spring vegetables…and the tang of goat cheese. Yes, please!

Ingredients

  • 5 cups Low Sodium Chicken Broth
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter
  • ½ whole Large Yellow Onion Finely Diced
  • 3 whole Carrots, Peeled And Finely Diced
  • ½ cups Cauliflower Pieces
  • ½ cups Broccoli Pieces
  • 1 whole Yellow Squash, Finely Diced
  • ½ teaspoons Kosher Salt
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil (additional)
  • 1 Tablespoon Butter (additional)
  • 1-½ cup Arborio Rice
  • 1-½ cup Dry White Wine
  • 1-½ teaspoon Kosher Salt (additional), More To Taste
  • 4 whole Green Onions, Thinly Sliced
  • ½ cups Frozen Peas
  • 4 ounces, weight Goat Cheese
  • ½ cups Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • Fresh Dill, For Garnish
  • Optional Vegetables To Substitute For Any Of The Above: Mushrooms, Red Bell Pepper, Zucchini, Asparagus Pieces

Preparation

Pour chicken broth into a small saucepan. Heat to a simmer.

In a large Dutch oven, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil and 2 tablespoons butter. Add diced onions and diced carrots. Stir and cook for a minute or two. Add cauliflower and cook for a minute. Add broccoli and cook for 30 seconds. Add squash and cook for 30 seconds. Sprinkle in salt and stir. Remove from pan and put on a plate. Set aside.

Add 1 tablespoons olive oil and 1 tablespoon butter to the same pan. Heat over medium-low heat. Add rice and stir, cooking for 1 minute. Add half the wine and 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt. Stir and cook until liquid is absorbed. Over the next 30 to 45 minutes, add 1 cup of simmering broth at a time, stirring and cooking until each addition of broth has absorbed. Add other half of wine and cook until absorbed. Add green onions and peas, stirring to combine. Taste to make sure rice is the right texture; add another helping of broth if rice has too much bite to it. Check salt content and add more salt if necessary.

Once rice is cooked, remove from heat. Stir in goat cheese, Parmesan, and vegetables until all goat cheese is combined.

Serve on a plate with a sprig of dill.

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Allison at Novice Life on 5.9.2011

This sounds WONDERFUL!

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lnorem on 6.27.2011

Creamy, heavenly, so tasty! Def. worth the time to prepare!

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sarahpennebaker on 6.12.2011

SO good! Even my meat and potatoes husband loved it. Be warned: buy good wine and good goat cheese. It DOES make a total difference!

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brittluck on 5.20.2011

An EXCELLENT risotto! I used vegetable broth to make it vegetarian. The texture and flavor of all those veggies and the smooth creaminess of the goat cheese and and the wine being added at the end…all of those take this over the top. Love it! I also added in extra veggies including eggplant, bell pepper, and both squash AND zucchini. All excellent, except eggplant. It lent a bad texture. THANK YOU PW!!!

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cather84 on 5.9.2011

I saw this today on The Pioneer Woman and HAD to make it for dinner. It was delicious and so worth the time! I used Swanson low sodium broth, and with the salt Ree recommended, I thought it was just perfect. I love the tang the goat cheese gave the risotto. All in all, I’d have to say I’m pretty impressed with myself since I have always been too scared to try to make risotto before!

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