Everyday Vegetable Risotto
Land O Lakes® Unsalted Butter lets the flavors of this simple risotto shine through.
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3 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Unsalted Butter
1/2 cup uncooked Arborio (short grain) rice
1/4 cup sliced green onions
1 (14-ounce) can vegetable broth
2 medium (1/2 cup) Roma tomatoes, chopped
Grated Parmesan cheese, if desired
How to make
Melt 2 tablespoons butter in 10-inch skillet until sizzling; add rice and green onions. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, 2-3 minutes or until onion is softened. Add vegetable broth and basil. Continue cooking 2-3 minutes or until mixture comes to a boil. Reduce heat to low. Cover; cook 15 minutes.
Stir in green beans. Cover; continue cooking, stirring occasionally, 10 minutes or until rice is tender and all liquid is absorbed.
Stir in tomatoes and remaining butter; continue cooking 1 minute or until heated through. Sprinkle with cheese, if desired. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Arborio rice is used because of its higher starch level that gives this recipe its creamy texture.
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A light dinner or a hearty side dish, risotto is easy to whip up any night of the week. All it takes is a little stirring to turn the starches in the rice into a creamy sauce. Risotto recipes are also a great way to use up leftover veggies and meat!See Recipes