Skinny and Dreamy Broccolini Risotto

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READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Nancy Fox

Risotto is an elegant Italian rice dish made by stirring hot stock into a mixture of rice and sometimes onions, shallots, or garlic that have been sautéed in butter. The stock is added in ½ cup increments while continually stirring until all the liquid is absorbed before adding more stock. We know it sounds a little labor intensive but the results are so worth the effort. And, it’s really not that hard to make. When you cook rice this way it becomes a delectably creamy grain that remains separate and firm not mushy. We’re adding savory flavors to the rice like broccolini, which taste slightly sweet, shallots, garlic and wine. Many risotto dishes are fattening because of the amount of butter, cheese and cream added. We’re using a small amount of oil and adding no cheese or cream and yet our risotto taste incredible. When prepared with butter, cheese, and cream it has 400 calories and 20 grams of fat.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. 1. In a nonstick pan, heat 1 tablespoon of oil over medium heat. Add the garlic and broccolini. Stir-fry until the broccolini is soft, about 5 minutes. Set aside.
  2. 2. In a nonstick saucepan add 1 tablespoon oil and heat over medium. Add shallots; sauté about 3 minutes. Stir in rice; sauté 1 minute.
  3. 3. Add the wine and deglaze the pan; simmer stirring constantly until the liquid has evaporated.
  4. 4. Stir in ½ cup warm broth and simmer until liquid is absorbed. Stir frequently; adding more broth and then warm water in ½ cup increments only after the previous liquid is absorbed. When all liquid has been added and absorbed the risotto cooked.
  5. 6. Add in the sautéed broccolini and blend well.
  6. 7. Serve at once.

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