Everyday Vegetable Risotto
Land O Lakes® Unsalted Butter lets the flavors of this simple risotto shine through.
15 min.prep time
40 min.total time
1/2 cup uncooked Arborio (short grain) rice
1/4 cup sliced green onions
1 (14-ounce) can vegetable broth
1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil leaves**
1 cup frozen cut green beans***
2 medium (1/2 cup) Roma tomatoes, chopped
Grated Parmesan cheese, if desired
Melt 2 tablespoons butter in 10-inch skillet until sizzling; add rice and green onions. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until onion is softened (2 to 3 minutes). Add vegetable broth and basil. Continue cooking until mixture comes to a boil (2 to 3 minutes). Reduce heat to low. Cover; cook 15 minutes.
Stir in green beans. Cover; continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until rice is tender and all liquid is absorbed (10 minutes).
Stir in tomatoes and remaining butter; continue cooking until heated through (1 minute). Sprinkle with cheese, if desired. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
*Substitute Land O Lakes® Salted Butter.
**Substitute 1 1/2 teaspoons dried basil leaves.
***Substitute 4 ounces (1 cup) fresh green beans, cut into 1-inch pieces.
Arborio rice is used because of its higher starch level that gives this recipe its creamy texture.