Pea and Lemon Risotto

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This Pea and Lemon Risotto recipe is an Italian style, delicious and comforting meal loaded with flavor. This recipe was made for the Daring Cooks challenge, which was hosted by Eleanor of MelbournefoodGeek and by Jess of Jessthebaker. Enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 4 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 3/4 cups Arborio rice
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 4 Tablespoon white wine
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 3 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • zest of one lemon
  • juice from one lemon
  • 1/3 Parmesan Cheese
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

Step 1:

Heat the olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until soft.

Step 2:

Add the rice and toss until coated with the oil and beginning to toast.

Step 3:

One another burner, simmer a saucepan of chicken stock, you can do it yourself or use pre-made chicken stock.

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Step 4:

Once the rice is toasted, pour in the wine and cook until evaporated.

Step 5:

Add about 1/3 of the stock. Cook and stir until the stock is absorbed.

Step 6:

Once all absorbed, add the next third, and repeat the process.

Step 7:

For the last addition, let the stock cook out.

Step 8:

Add a few tablespoons of butter. Add in the frozen peas and toss until cooked through.

Step 9:

Add the lemon juice and the zest. Season well with salt and pepper. Add most of the Parmesan cheese leaving a little for the top when plated.

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My backstory for this recipe

Remember how I told you about the Daring Bakers? Well, I am also a Daring Cook. This month the challenge was risotto. I have made risotto before and had forgotten how delicious and comforting it is. It is a great way to showcase what spring is offering. I chose peas and lemon because I love the combination and it reminds me of a pasta dish that a friend of mine used to make for me.

We needed to make our own chicken stock and a risotto base. We were allowed to flavor it any way that we wanted. I forgot to add the lemon in my ingredient picture. Oops.

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The 2010 March Daring Cooks challenge was hosted by Eleanor of MelbournefoodGeek and Jess of Jessthebaker. They chose to challenge Daring Cooks to make risotto. The various components of their challenge recipe are based on input from the Australian Masterchef cookbook and the cookbook Moorish by Greg Malouf.

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Pea and Lemon Risotto

bakedbree
Pea and Lemon Risotto – fresh and bright with spring peas. Add whatever vegetables you like. Asparagus works well too.
4.50 from 4 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Calories 325 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 4 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 3/4 cups Arborio rice
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 4 Tablespoon white wine
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 3 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • zest of one lemon
  • juice from one lemon
  • 1/3 Parmesan Cheese
  • salt and pepper

Instructions
 

  • Heat the olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until soft.
  • Add the rice and toss until coated with the oil and beginning to toast.
  • One another burner, simmer a saucepan of chicken stock.
  • Once the rice is toasted, pour in the wine and cook until evaporated.
  • Add about 1/3 of the stock. Cook and stir until the stock is absorbed.
  • Once all absorbed, add the next third, and repeat the process.
  • For the last addition, let the stock cook out.
  • Add a few tablespoons of butter. Add in the frozen peas and toss until cooked through.
  • Add the lemon juice and the zest. Season well with salt and pepper. Add most of the Parmesan cheese leaving a little for the top when plated.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 325kcalCarbohydrates: 35gProtein: 7gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 374mgFiber: 2gSugar: 10g
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