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Veggie Risotto

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veggie risotto

Risotto is a popular dish, but this version is anything but ordinary. Veggie Risotto is a flavorful, zesty combination of Arborio rice, fresh zucchini and tomatoes. It also features unique spices, a splash of cooking wine and parmesan cheese. It’s complex enough that adults will appreciate the taste, yet tasty enough that the children will love it too! With bright colors, bold flavors and less than 400 calories per serving, Veggie Risotto is sure to be your family’s new favorite.

Time: 60 minutes
Serves: 6
Serving size: 1/6 of recipe



Make vegetable broth by dissolving 1.5 tablespoons broth powder in 3 cups of water.

In a bowl, combine one cup of vegetable stock and one can of tomatoes. Reserve the rest of the stock for later in the recipe.

In a medium to large Dutch oven or heavy-bottomed pot over medium heat, sauté shallots in 2 tablespoons of oil. Add garlic powder and marjoram and stir. Cook for one minute. Add rice and cook for two more minutes, stirring often.

Add cooking wine and sun-dried tomatoes and stir until all liquid has been absorbed. Add half the tomato-stock liquid and cook, stirring frequently until liquid has been absorbed. Add second half of tomato-stock liquid and cook and stir until liquid has been absorbed. Add remaining 2 cups of stock and ½ can tomatoes, ¼ cup at a time, stirring and letting liquid absorb before adding more, until all the stock has been used. Test the rice for doneness, which should be al dente.

In a separate pan, sauté zucchini with 1 tablespoon olive oil for a few minutes, until edges are slightly browned.  Add sautéed zucchini, ½ remaining can of tomatoes, parsley, parmesan and pepper to the large pot and heat for five minutes.

Remove from heat and cover pot with the lid. Let mixture sit covered for five minutes. Remove cover, stir, taste and adjust seasoning.

Recipe adapted from A Family Fest.

Nutrition Facts (per serving):

  • Calories 397
  • Fat 9.5 grams [Saturated Fat 2 g, Trans Fat 0 g, Monounsaturated Fat 6 g, Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5 g]
  • Protein 14 grams
  • Sodium 736 mgs
  • Carbohydrates 58 grams
  • Fiber 7.6 grams

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