Simple Risotto

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 9
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 89.5
  • Total Fat: 1.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 132.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 17.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.3 g
  • Protein: 1.5 g

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Very simple and basic. A good base for whatever you like.
Makes 9 servings of 1/2 Cup each
Very simple and basic. A good base for whatever you like.
Makes 9 servings of 1/2 Cup each

Number of Servings: 9


    1 C. Arborio Rice, uncooked
    1 TB Olive Oil
    4 Tb Shallots, chopped
    4 cloves garlic, chopped
    .5 tsp salt or less, to taste
    5 -6 cups water, boiling
    Or, may use broth, to taste


I love the creaminess of the Arborio rice, and this recipe is so simple to make.
Saute the shallots in the olive oil and a pinch of salt until beginning to soften. Add chopped garlic and saute until softened, do not brown.
Add rice and stir for a few minutes, allowing the rice to become coated with the oil and to toast just a little.
Pour in 2 C. boiling water or broth and turn down heat to simmer. Stir often. As rice cooks it will absorb the water/broth, so keep plenty steamy hot and add it at 1/2 cup portions as the rice needs it. You want to avoid sticking and scorching the rice.
It takes about 5 - 6 Cups of liquid to get the rice to the correct very creamy consistency. It should not have any crunch at all and be very creamy when done.

Number of Servings: 9

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user DTCELLO.

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