Risotto Primavera Dinner Recipe

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: about 1 1/2 cups
    • Calories: 418
    • Fat: 9g
    • Saturated Fat: 3g
    • Cholesterol: 12mg
    • Sodium: 543mg
    • Carbohydrates: 57g
    • Fiber: 7g
    • Protein: 16g

* Nutritional information is based on ingredients listed and serving size; any additions or substitutions to ingredients may alter the recipe's nutritional content

Risotto Primavera Dinner Recipe

Heart Healthy Recipe Gluten Free Recipe

Here’s a delicious way to get more vegetables in your diet. This creamy risotto recipe is perfect for a light dinner. 


    • 3 1/4 cups water
    • 2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth (gluten free if needed)
    • 1 Tbsp olive oil
    • 2 shallots, chopped
    • 1 medium carrot, peeled and chopped into 1/2-inch pieces
    • 2 celery stalks, chopped into 1/2-inch pieces
    • 1 medium zucchini, cut into 1/2-inch dice
    • 1 1/2 cups uncooked Arborio rice
    • 1/4 cup white wine
    • 1/2 cup frozen green peas
    • 12 oz asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
    • 2 oz grated Parmesan cheese
    • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
    • 1/4 tsp black pepper
    • 1 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley


    • In a saucepan, heat water and broth over medium heat to a simmer.
    • In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat until hot. Add shallots to pan and cook for 3 minutes, stirring frequently. Add carrot, celery and zucchini and cook 2 more minutes. Add rice; cook 1 minute.
    • Stir in white wine and cook until the liquid is absorbed, stirring constantly. Add broth mixture, 1/2 cup at a time, stirring constantly until absorbed before adding the next (about 20 minutes total). Add peas and asparagus to pan with last 1/2 cup of broth mixture. Remove from heat; add half the cheese, the lemon juice and black pepper and stir to combine. Sprinkle with remaining cheese and parsley before serving. Serve immediately.
Yield: 4 servings

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Review Date: February 26, 2013
Reviewed By: Christina D. Wright, RD, LDN, Nutrition Editor, Baldwin Publishing, Inc.
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