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Red Pepper and Broccoli Risotto

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Risotto ready in an hour! Here’s a hearty Italian dinner featuring rice, bell pepper, Green Giant® mushrooms and broccoli – a perfect meal.

  • Prep Time 55 min
  • Total Time 55 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

2
teaspoons vegetable oil
1
large onion, chopped (1 cup)
4
cloves garlic, finely chopped
2
medium red bell peppers, chopped (2 cups)
1
jar (6 oz) Green Giant™ sliced mushrooms, drained
1 1/2
cups uncooked Arborio or other short-grain rice
3 1/4
cups Progresso™ gluten free reduced-sodium chicken broth (from two 32-oz cartons), warmed
1
cup water
2
cups fresh broccoli florets
3
tablespoons gluten free grated Parmesan cheese
1/3
cup chopped fresh parsley

Directions

  • 1 In 12-inch nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onion, garlic, bell peppers and mushrooms; cook 3 to 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until onion is crisp-tender. Stir in rice. Cook 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  • 2 Combine broth and water. Stir in 1/2 cup of water-broth mixture. Cook, stirring constantly, until liquid is completely absorbed. Stir in an additional 1/2 cup broth. Continue cooking about 20 minutes, adding broth 1/2 cup at a time after previous additions have been absorbed and stirring constantly, until rice is creamy and just tender; remove from heat. Stir in remaining ingredients. Let stand 1 minute.

Nutrition Info

The Quick Take:

  • Calories 400
  • Fat 5g
  • Saturated Fat 1 1/2g
  • Sodium 750mg

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
400
(
Calories from Fat
45),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
5%
(Saturated Fat
1 1/2g,
1 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
750mg
750%;
Total Carbohydrate
76g
76%
(Dietary Fiber
5g
5%
  Sugars
7g
7%
),
Protein
13g
13%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
60%;
Vitamin C
120%;
Calcium
15%;
Iron
20%;
Exchanges:
3 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
5
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Did You Know?

Expert Tips

Risotto is done when enough broth has been absorbed to make the rice just tender and the mixture creamy.

For the meat lovers in your family, broil boneless skinless chicken breasts brushed with gluten free Italian dressing, and serve this colorful risotto as a side dish.

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We calculated the nutrition of this recipe at the time it was created on 03/19/2012. NOTE: We do not include optional ingredients in our calculations. If concerned about gluten-free, non-dairy, vegetarian or vegan status, always read ingredient labels to make sure each recipe ingredient meets requirements. Products and ingredient sources can change.

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NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
400
(
Calories from Fat
45),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
5%
(Saturated Fat
1 1/2g,
1 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
750mg
750%;
Total Carbohydrate
76g
76%
(Dietary Fiber
5g
5%
  Sugars
7g
7%
),
Protein
13g
13%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
60%;
Vitamin C
120%;
Calcium
15%;
Iron
20%;
Exchanges:
3 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
5
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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