Mock Risotto

As I have told you before, I'm a rice snob, and I don't like instant rice but it sometimes comes in very handy. This makes a good vegetarian meal or side with grilled chicken or fish or even a steak. Eating Well. This makes another easy and nice rice dish for the resident's.

Ready In:
40mins
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directions

  • Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-low heat.
  • Add onion and salt and cook, stirring often, until soft and just beginning to brown, 4 to 6 minutes.
  • Add rice and garlic and cook until the garlic is fragrant, 30 seconds to 1 minute.
  • Add broth and bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat to a simmer and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Remove cover and spread asparagus and bell pepper on top of the simmering rice—do not stir into the rice mixture.
  • Replace cover and continue simmering, adjusting the heat if necessary, until the liquid is almost absorbed and the asparagus is bright green but still crisp, about 5 minutes.
  • Add peas and cream cheese; stir until the mixture is creamy and the cheese is incorporated.
  • Return to a simmer and continue cooking until the liquid has evaporated and the asparagus is tender, about 5 minutes more.
  • Stir in 1/2 cup Asiago (or Parmesan).
  • Serve topped with chives (or scallions) and additional grated cheese.
  • Note: For Vegetarian use only the vegetable broth.
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"As I have told you before, I'm a rice snob, and I don't like instant rice but it sometimes comes in very handy. This makes a good vegetarian meal or side with grilled chicken or fish or even a steak. Eating Well. This makes another easy and nice rice dish for the resident's."
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  1. mandabears
    wow di, this sounds amazing and i will make it over the weekend. the thing that i will do different is to eliminate the bell pepper, i don't like them and they don't like me. i will review it on sunday. i am really looking foward to making this i love risotto but am toooooooo lazy to make it the original way, well, i made it and it is wonderful. i used low sodium chicken broth and eliminated the bell pepper, even though i know it would look great. tastes as if you spend a lot of effort to make this and it was so easy, too.
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  2. Manami
    As I have told you before, I'm a rice snob, and I don't like instant rice but it sometimes comes in very handy. This makes a good vegetarian meal or side with grilled chicken or fish or even a steak. Eating Well. This makes another easy and nice rice dish for the resident's.
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