Low Fat Cheddar Cheese and Ham Risotto

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 244.1
  • Total Fat: 7.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 19.9 mg
  • Sodium: 1,260.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 25.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.1 g
  • Protein: 18.4 g

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Risotto is a very elegant Italian Dish Risotto is a very elegant Italian Dish
Number of Servings: 6


    1 Tbsp olive oil
    1 large onion, cubed
    2 Celery Ribs, cubed
    2 cloves garlic, minced
    1 lb Arborio rice
    1 cup lean smoked ham
    1 tbsp thyme leaves
    6 - 8 cups low fat chicken broth, warmed
    2 cups low fat cheddar cheese
    salt and pepper to taste


1. Heat olive oil in non-stick pan and cook onions and celery until done. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute.
2. Add rice and saute for 5 minutes on low heat while stirring.
3. Add in ham and thyme and stir.
4. Next, while continously stirring, slowly add chicken stock, 1/2 to 1 cup at a time, cooking until it is absorbed by rice (usually about 2 minutes).
When chicken stock is absorbed, add another 1/2 cup to 1 cup chicken stock.
5. After 15 minutes you can begin to taste the rice for doneness. Rice will begin to take up the chicken stock very slowly or not at all when it is done.

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user JLPNURSE.

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    Excellent...... - 11/4/19

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    Umm...when are you supposed to put the cheese in? The end result was good, but I ended up chucking the directions and figuring it out on my own. - 1/20/08

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    Very Good
    This was really good although I thought the serving size was a bit small. Be sure to make lots of veggies to go along with this meal. - 12/31/07