Risotto Primavera (with carrots, zucchini, and summer squash)

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 208.1
  • Total Fat: 6.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 18.7 mg
  • Sodium: 980.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 35.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.7 g
  • Protein: 6.3 g

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Number of Servings: 6


    4-1/2 cups chicken broth
    2 tbsp butter, divided
    1/4 cup shallot, diced
    1 large garlic clove, minced
    1-1/4 cups Arborio rice
    1/4 tsp salt
    1/4 cup thinly sliced purple (red) onion
    1/4 cup thin carrot strips
    1/4 cup thinly sliced zucchini
    1/4 cup thinly sliced yellow squash
    2 tbsp chopped fresh basil
    2 tbsp chopped fresh oregano (or 2 tsp dried)
    1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese


Heat broth in a saucepan over medium heat until thoroughly heated. While broth is heating, melt 1 tbsp butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat; add shallot and garlic and saute 2 minutes. Add rice and cook, stirring often, 5 minutes. Reduce heat to medium. Add warm chicken broth, 1/2 cup at a time, stirring constantly and allowing liquid to absorb between additions. Stir in salt and pepper; set aside.

Melt remaining 1 tbsp butter in a skillet over medium-high heat; add onion and saute until lightly browned. Add carrot, zucchini, and yellow squash; saute 5 minutes. Stir in basil oregano, and cheese. (If using dried oregano you may want to add this when sauteing vegetables.) Add rice mixture to vegetables. Mix and serve.

Yield: 3 cups (or six 1/2 cup servings)

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user EVERCHANGING.

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  • I picked this recipe because it was closest to the amount of risotto I was looking to make along with the veggies. Due to family fussiness, I did not use the yellow squash or carrots. Just used 3/4 cup zucchini and added diced red pepper instead. added cubed cooked chicken to make a complete meal - 10/17/09

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