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Serving size 6
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1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil2 medium onion, chopped (about 1 1/2 cups)1 cup short- or medium-grain brown rice (see Ingredient note)3 clove garlic, minced½ cup dry white wine2 14 1/2 ounce can reduced-sodium chicken broth or 3 1/2 cups vegetable broth8 oz asparagus, ends trimmed, cut into 1-inch pieces (2 cups)1 ½ cup sugar snap peas or snow peas, trimmed, cut into 1-inch pieces1 cup diced red bell pepper (1 medium)1 ½ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese (3 1/2 ounces)¼ cup chopped fresh parsley¼ cup chopped fresh chives2 tsp freshly grated lemon zest freshly ground pepper to taste


1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

2. Heat oil in a Dutch oven or ovenproof high sided skillet over medium heat. Add onions and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in rice and garlic; cook, stirring, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in wine and simmer until it has mostly evaporated. Add broth and bring to a boil. Cover the pan and transfer to the oven.

3. Bake until the rice is just tender, 50 minutes to 1 hour.

4. Shortly before the risotto is done, steam asparagus, peas and bell pepper until crisp-tender, about 4 minutes.

5. Fold the steamed vegetables, Parmesan, parsley, chives, lemon zest and pepper into the risotto. Serve immediately.

Ingredient Note: Use short- or medium-grain brown rice, available in natural-foods stores and large supermarkets, to achieve the characteristic creamy risotto texture. Lundberg Family Farms sells an excellent short-grain brown rice.

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Nutrition Facts

Provided by: EatingWell

Per Single Serving / Serves 6 Total

  • Calories 267
  • Calories from fat 72
  • Total Fat 8gm 12%
  • Saturated Fat 3gm 15%
  • Monounsaturated Fat 3gm
  • Sodium 607mg 25%
  • Total Carbohydrates 35gm 12%
  • Fiber 4gm 16%
  • Protein 12gm
  • Cholesterol 11mg 4%

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Tags: Dinner, Healthy, Low Calorie, Vegetarian, Vegetable, Grain, Italian, Baking, Spring

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