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Basic Risotto

 
One serving costs about $2.55 One serving costs about $2.55

$2.55 per serving

1 people like this recipe

1 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

2 gluten-free,gluten free side dish,lunch,main course,main dish,dinner Mediterranean,Italian,Eastern European,European,Greek
spoonacular Score:58%

Spoonacular Score: 58%

 

Basic Risotto is a main course that serves 2. One portion of this dish contains about 20g of protein, 20g of fat, and a total of 654 calories. For $2.55 per serving, this recipe covers 24% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. 1 person found this recipe to be tasty and satisfying. Head to the store and pick up parmesan cheese, shallot, salt and pepper, and a few other things to make it today. It is a reasonably priced recipe for fans of Mediterranean food. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes around around 45 minutes. It is brought to you by Foodista. It is a good option if you're following a gluten free diet. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 57%. This score is pretty good. Users who liked this recipe also liked Basic Risotto, Basic Risotto, and Basic Risotto.

Chianti, Trebbiano, and Verdicchio are my top picks for Risotto. Italians know food and they know wine. Trebbiano and Verdicchio are Italian white wines that pair well with fish and white meat, while Chianti is a great Italian red for heavier, bolder dishes. One wine you could try is Santa Margherita Chianti Classico Riserva. It has 4.2 out of 5 stars and a bottle costs about 27 dollars.

Santa Margherita Chianti Classico Riserva

The aromas of this complex red wine range from cherries and plums to gladiolus flowers and earthy flint. The tannic, oak-aged flavors are bright and round, with a dry, warm, earthy finish. Recommended for barbecued meat, like sliced Chianina steak, or with game, such as pheasant stuffed with truffles. It is also excellent with mature cheese.

» Get this wine on Wine.com

Ingredients

Servings:
1 tbs
1 tbs butter
butter
1 tbs
1 tbs olive oil
olive oil
1 cup
1 cup arborio rice
arborio rice
2
2  garlic cloves
garlic cloves
1
1  shallot
shallot
2 tbs
2 tbs fresh flat leaf parsley
fresh flat leaf parsley
3 cups
3 cups chicken stock
chicken stock
4 Tbsps
4 Tbsps fresh parmesan cheese
fresh parmesan cheese
some
some salt and pepper
salt and pepper
1 inch
1 inch inch suggested optional items to add -mushrooms
inch suggested optional items to add -mushrooms
1 tbs butter
1 tbs
butter
1 tbs olive oil
1 tbs
olive oil
1 cup arborio rice
1 cup
arborio rice
2  garlic cloves
2
garlic cloves
1  shallot
1
shallot
2 tbs fresh flat leaf parsley
2 tbs
fresh flat leaf parsley
3 cups chicken stock
3 cups
chicken stock
4 Tbsps fresh parmesan cheese
4 Tbsps
fresh parmesan cheese
some salt and pepper
some
salt and pepper
1 inch inch suggested optional items to add -mushrooms
1 inch
inch suggested optional items to add -mushrooms

Equipment

frying pan
frying pan
frying pan
frying pan


Instructions

Melt butter and olive oil in large skillet; add garlic and shallots. Saut for a moment; add rice. Stir to combine. Add heated chicken stock, - cup at a time. Stir after each addition, and cook until liquid is completely evaporated before adding more liquid. When adding the last of the chicken stock, add the parsley and the cheese. Cook until liquid is completely evaporated.

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Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $2.55
Ingredient
1 tb butter
1 tb olive oil
1 cup arborio rice
2 garlic cloves
1 shallot
2 tbs fresh flat leaf parsley
3 cups chicken stock
4 tablespoons fresh parmesan cheese
Price
$0.12
$0.17
$1.50
$0.13
$0.14
$0.30
$2.31
$0.42
$5.10

Tips

Health Tips

  • Some bouillon/stock products contain gluten, some don't. If you are following a gluten-free diet, always read product labels carefully.

  • The great thing about parmesan cheese is that a little goes a long way, especially if you're buying the real deal.

  • Before you pass up garlic because you don't want the bad breath that comes with it, keep in mind that the compounds that cause garlic breath also offer a lot of health benefits. Garlic has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial, and antiviral properties. If you really want to get the most health benefits out of your garlic, choose Spanish garlic, which contains the most allicin (one of garlic's most beneficial compounds).

  • If you can, choose grassfed butter for a better nutritional profile—more vitamins, a favorable omega 3/6 ratio, etc.

  • get more health tips

Price Tips

  • Most dairy products stay good well past their sell-by date. Instead of throwing out perfectly safe food that is just a few days or maybe even a week or two old, make sure the product smells fine, has a normal texture, and doesn't taste funny. Sniff testing isn't exactly rocket science and it can keep you from wasting food (and money).

Cooking Tips

  • Butter's incredible flavor has made it an extremely popular cooking fat, but it is important to know that butter has the lowest smoke point of almost any cooking fat. This means butter literally starts to smoke at a lower temperature than most other fats between 250-350 degrees Fahrenheit. So while butter is great for cooking at lower temperatures, you should probably use canola oil, coconut oil, or another oil with a higher smoke point for frying and other high temperature cooking.

  • If parmesan plays a big role in the flavor of your dish (or if you're a serious foodie or serious about avoiding additivies) it might be worth your time to track down "true" parmesan, Parmigiano Reggiano.

  • Here's a trick for peeling garlic quickly. Put the garlic clove on your cutting board. Take a knife with a thick blade and place the blade flat across the garlic clove (the clove should be closer to the handle than the middle of the blade). Whack down on the flat side of the blade with your free hand to smoosh the garlic a bit. Done correctly, the skin will peel right off.

  • If you don't have shallots, you can try substituting leek, onion, or green onion along with a clove of garlic. The flavor won't be the same, but it should do in a pinch.

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Green Tips

  • Parmesan cheese is traditionally made using rennet, an animal-derived enzyme. For this reason, true parmesan cheese is not suitable for vegetarians. You might be able to find a vegetarian hard cheese to substitute.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
654 Calories
19g Protein
20g Total Fat
95g Carbs
20% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
654
33%

Fat
20g
31%

  Saturated Fat
7g
47%

Carbohydrates
95g
32%

  Sugar
6g
8%

Cholesterol
32mg
11%

Sodium
827mg
36%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
19g
40%

Folate
260µg
65%

Vitamin K
68µg
65%

Manganese
1mg
57%

Vitamin B3
9mg
50%

Vitamin B1
0.71mg
47%

Selenium
25µg
37%

Iron
5mg
31%

Phosphorus
277mg
28%

Vitamin B6
0.48mg
24%

Vitamin B2
0.4mg
23%

Copper
0.43mg
22%

Potassium
539mg
15%

Calcium
149mg
15%

Vitamin B5
1mg
14%

Fiber
3g
14%

Zinc
2mg
13%

Magnesium
47mg
12%

Vitamin A
587IU
12%

Vitamin C
7mg
9%

Vitamin E
1mg
9%

Vitamin B12
0.13µg
2%

Vitamin D
0.16µg
1%

covered percent of daily need

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