Nutty Mushroom Risotto Recipe

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Nutty Mushroom Risotto
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  1. Warm chicken broth either on stove or in microwave
  2. Heat 2 Tablespoons butter and oil in large skillet or sauce pan over medium heat
  3. Stir in shallots, cook for 1 minute to soften
  4. Add mushrooms and basil and saute until mushrooms are softened, about 2 minutes
  5. Adjust heat to medium high and add rice, salt and pepper, stirring constantly until rice is just starting to turn golden, 1 or 2 minutes
  6. Add wine and stir until almost completely evaporated
  7. Begin adding chicken broth, about 1/2 cup at a time
  8. After each 1/2 cup addition, stir frequently, until broth is almost evaporated and add the next 1/2 cup
  9. Do the same for each addition of broth, stirring frequently
  10. Begin tasting the rice for doneness during the last two additions of broth for tenderness-it should be al dente-tender with a slight bite to it
  11. If rice is not done after the last addition, continue cooking as above adding another 1/2 cup of broth until done
  12. Remove from heat and stir in remaining tablespoon of butter, lemon zest, cream if using, cheese and cashews
  13. Adjust salt and pepper as needed, remembering that if you are using salted cashews it will add to the saltiness of the dish
  14. Serve immediately
  15. Note: The cream will make it extra creamy
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 656.3 Kcal (2748 kJ)
Calories from fat 297.44 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 33.05g 51%
Cholesterol 99.59mg 33%
Sodium 980.72mg 41%
Potassium 506.15mg 11%
Total Carbs 36.82g 12%
Sugars 2.78g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1.36g 5%
Protein 43.27g 87%
Vitamin C 1.1mg 2%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 4%
Iron 2.3mg 13%
Calcium 115mg 12%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 220.68 Kcal (924 kJ)
Calories from fat 100.02 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11.11g 51%
Cholesterol 33.49mg 33%
Sodium 329.77mg 41%
Potassium 170.19mg 11%
Total Carbs 12.38g 12%
Sugars 0.94g 11%
Dietary Fiber 0.46g 5%
Protein 14.55g 87%
Vitamin C 0.4mg 2%
Iron 0.8mg 13%
Calcium 38.7mg 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

  • 15.6
  • 16

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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