Risotto With Zucchini and Parmesan

Total Time
Prep 50 mins
Cook 0 mins

Still another way to use the abundant zucchini from your garden! Recipe can be doubled.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 medium zucchini, cut into 3/8x1-inch sticks
  • 3 cups chicken stock (approximately)
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 34 cup arborio rice
  • salt & freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 23 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese (preferably imported)


  1. Melt 1 T. butter in heavy medium saucepan over medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add zucchini, and cook until beginning to soften, stirring frequently, about 3 minutes. Transfer to bowl; reserve saucepan (do not clean).
  2. Bring 3 cups broth to simmer in small saucepan. Reduce heat to lwo and keep warm.
  3. Melt remaining 2 T. butter in reserved medium saucepan over medium-low heat. Add onion and cook until tender, stirring occasionally, about 6 minutes. Add rice and stir until opaque, about 2 minutes. Add 1/2 cup broth. Adjust heat so liquid simmers slowly and cook rice until broth is absorbed, stirring occasionally. Continue adding broth, 1/2 cup at a time, until rice is just tender and creamy, stirring occasionally, about 25 minutes.
  4. Season with salt and pepper. Add zucchini and stir until heated through. Mix in cheese.
Most Helpful

I love Risotto! I made half the recipe. This was delicious with the zucchini in it, I've never made it this way before. Made as posted using carnaroli rice. Heart-warming and very satisfying an a super cold winter day. Thanks for sharing Jackie. Made for Newest Zaar Tag (Winter).

ElaineAnn January 21, 2011