Total Time
Prep 40 mins
Cook 0 mins

Arborio rice is traded out for long grain white rice for this risotto. The results...just as creamy and delicious.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a saucepan, bring broth and 2 cups water to a bare simmer over medium.
  2. In a large saucepan, melt 1 tablespoon butter over medium. Add onion and carrots; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, 5 to 7 minutes. Stir in rice. Add wine; cook, stirring, until absorbed, 1 to 2 minutes.
  3. Add 2 cups hot broth, simmer over medium-low, stirring frequently, until mostly absorbed, 10 to 12 minutes. Continue to add broth, 1 cup at a time, stirring occasionally, until absorbed before adding more. Cook until rice is creamy and just tender, about 20 minutes (you may not need all the broth).
  4. Rmove risotto from heat. Stir in Parmesan and 1 tablespoon butter, and season with salt and pepper.
Most Helpful

I really enjoyed the addition of carrots to the risotto, however, being a die-hard arborio rice risotto fan...I think next time I will use it instead of the long-grain. This was a good substitute, but the arborio will add a nuttier flavor and texture. Thanks for a new addition to risotto!

Cook4_6 May 01, 2011

I made this last first time with risotto. Super easy and very yummy. I was out of purple onion so I used plain old brown onion and the results were great. I love that this was made with things I always have on hand, so no special trip to the store. I am sure I will make this again. I originally found this recipe in Everday Food Magazine. Thanks for a keeper.

Peyton&KaylansMama June 16, 2009