Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Garden Risotto

Sorry for the blog slacking! With moving coming up in 1 week (yikes!), I am super busy! Last night I took Body Pump and then did a bundle of things around the house. For dinner, I made Ellie Krieger's Garden Risotto. This recipe seems to have disappeared from food network, so here it is (slightly modified):

6 cups low-sodium chicken broth
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
1 1/2 cups Arborio rice
2 cups frozen peas
1/2 pound asparagus, steamed and cut into 3/4-inch pieces
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan

Bring the broth to a simmer in a medium saucepan. Heat the oil in a heavy saucepan over moderately low heat and cook the onion, stirring occasionally, until soft, 3 to 5 minutes. Add the rice and cook, stirring constantly, 1 minute. Add 3/4 cup of the hot broth and simmer, stirring constantly, until broth is absorbed. Continue simmering and adding hot broth, about 3/4 cup at a time, stirring constantly and allowing the broth to be absorbed before adding more, until rice is almost tender and creamy-looking, about 18 minutes(I usually end up using about 5 1/2 cups of broth).

Add the asparagus and peas and cook just until vegetables are hot. Stir in the Parmesan and more broth if the risotto seems too thick. (I also add some cooked chicken)
Today has been an interesting day :). I got up early, ran a mile and took a 45 minute spin class before jetting into the office for a telecon and a bit of work. Due to the large amount of work I had to do this weekend, I have pretty much overrun my allotted amount of project hours and got to leave really really early today :) I am back home and working to get more stuff done before the move!


Jenn said...

Gosh, isn't moving stressful? Sounds like you're doing a heck of a job with it though. :)

Also, I LOVE Ellie Krieger's recipes!!! I reviewed her book for FBG and totally feel in love with it. :)

Anonymous said...

Risotto is one of those things that EVERYONE makes some variation of and EVERY single time I see it, I make a mental note to make it....yet, I've never made it! It looks SO creamy and delish though! Maybe I just have to bite the bullet and try it...

LizNoVeggieGirl said...

GREAT risotto!!

Good luck with the upcoming move!!!

GroundedFitness said...

Ive always been nervous to try risotto. maybe it just gets a bad wrap for being difficult. I may have to give it a go!

Kelly Turner

Danielle said...

Good luck with moving, that's always a pain! Take care busy bee :)

Esi said...

You're one of the busiest people I know! Good luck with the moving process, it can be such a pain!

Becca said...

Good luck with the move! I'm still working on getting everything out of the house we're trying to sell. I have been putting it off but think I need to go get my colder weather clothes :(

Where are you moving to?

Anonymous said...

Moving is just not the joy of life, is it? Yet you remain upbeat! Yay!

Steve Stenzel said...

That looks good!! (only take out the nasty peas!)

Unknown said...

oooh yes, this is a great recipe :) i forgot you had mentioned an upcoming move--good luck!!

Bridget said...

I heart risotto! Ellie has the best recipes...I love her cookbook!