Cooking Tools My Recipe Box My Pantry My Shopping List KitchenSync Find Recipes
Recipe Categories Appetizers Beverages Breads Breakfast Cookies Desserts Entrees For Baby Holiday Recipes Espresso Recipes Newlyweds Pasta Pastry Salad Sauces and Dressings Sides Soups Spice Mixes
A quick and simple risotto that doesn't require too much attention while cooking.
Simple Risotto with Peas
1 medium yellow onion, peeled and quartered
1 medium garlic clove, peeled
1 tablespoon olive oil
1-1/2 cups arborio rice (short grain white rice) *
3-1/3 cups reduced sodium, low-fat chicken broth
1-1/2 cups frozen peas (do not thaw)
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
3 tablespoons dry white wine
Finely ground white pepper to taste
In a Cuisinart® Mini-Prep® Processor fitted with the sharp blade, process onion and garlic on Hi speed until finely chopped, about 15 seconds. Set aside.
Heat oil in a Cuisinart® Anodized Non-Stick 3-1/2 quart saut´ pan over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; cook, stirring often, until onion is soft but not browned, about 4 - 5 minutes.
Add rice; cook, stirring, until grains look opaque, about 2 - 3 minutes.
Add broth and peas; stir to combine. Increase heat to medium-high, cover and bring to a boil, stirring often.
Reduce heat to low and simmer, uncovered, until rice is tender and almost all of the broth has been absorbed, about 25 - 30 minutes. Rice should be tender but not mushy.
Stir occasionally while cooking.
Remove from heat. Add cheese and wine; stir to combine. Season with pepper if desired. Transfer to a serving dish and serve warm.

* Arborio rice is available in most supermarkets or specialty food stores.
Tip: In place of broth dissolve 2 reduced sodium chicken bouillon cubes in 3-1/3 cups of hot water.

Servings: Makes 8 servings

Nutritional information per serving

Calories 208 (17% from fat) • carbo. 36g • prot. 7g • fat 4g • sat. fat 1g • chol. 4mg • sod. 145mg

Get Cooking! Recipe Contest

Think your recipe has what it takes to win? Let the Cuisinart culinary community be the judge. Enter our Get Cooking! contest and win a "Wake-up Those Taste Buds" Kitchen Collection!

Recipe Box, Pantry & Shopping List

Create a list based on all the ingredients you will need for your favorite recipes. Add ingredients, search recipes and manage your Shopping list. Its convenient, fun and so easy to use!