Leek-and-Mascarpone Cheese Risotto Recipe

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Leek-and-Mascarpone Cheese Risotto
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  1. Combine water, 2 cups chopped leek, 1 cup parsley, 1/2 cup basil, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and next 5 ingredients (salt through celery) in a large Dutch oven. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 35 minutes. Strain broth through a sieve into a large bowl; discard solids. Reserve 5 1/2 cups broth; reserve remaining broth for another use.
  2. Bring 5 1/2 cups broth and saffron to a simmer in a small saucepan (do not boil). Keep warm over low heat. Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add 4 cups chopped leek; sauté 5 minutes. Add rice; cook 2 minutes. Add wine; cook 1 minute or until the liquid is nearly absorbed. Stir in 2 cups broth; cook 5 minutes or until the liquid is nearly absorbed, stirring constantly. Add remaining broth, 1/2 cup at a time, stirring constantly until each portion of broth is absorbed before adding the next (about 15 minutes total). Add 1 cup parsley, 1/2 cup basil, mascarpone, lemon rind, salt, and pepper; cook 1 minute or until mascarpone melts. Sprinkle with Parmesan.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 321.01 Kcal (1344 kJ)
Calories from fat 41.33 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4.59g 7%
Cholesterol 11.53mg 4%
Sodium 520.6mg 22%
Potassium 327.9mg 7%
Total Carbs 55.86g 19%
Sugars 4.81g 19%
Dietary Fiber 3.49g 14%
Protein 7.13g 14%
Vitamin C 31.2mg 52%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 6%
Iron 2.4mg 13%
Calcium 120.6mg 12%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 71.95 Kcal (301 kJ)
Calories from fat 9.26 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1.03g 7%
Cholesterol 2.58mg 4%
Sodium 116.69mg 22%
Potassium 73.5mg 7%
Total Carbs 12.52g 19%
Sugars 1.08g 19%
Dietary Fiber 0.78g 14%
Protein 1.6g 14%
Vitamin C 7mg 52%
Iron 0.5mg 13%
Calcium 27mg 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 6.1
  • 8

Good Points

  • low fat,
  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium,
  • low cholesterol

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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