Pasta Risotto Recipe

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Pasta Risotto
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  1. Melt 1 T. of butter in a 12 frying pan over high heat.
  2. Add mushrooms and shallots or onions and cook, stirring often, until mushrooms are lightly browned, 9-12 minutes.
  3. Reduce heat to medium and add 2 more T. butter and the orzo. Stir often until pasta is light golden, about 2 minutes.
  4. Add chicken broth and sherry. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat and simmer, stirring often, until pasta is tender to bite and most of the liquid is absorbed, 9-11 minutes.
  5. If mixture becomes too thick before pasta is done, add a little more broth.
  6. Stir in the parmesan cheese, the salt & pepper.
  7. Spoon risotto into bowls and sprinkle with chopped parsley and more parmesan cheese.
  8. Makes 3-4 main dish servings.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 331.97 Kcal (1390 kJ)
Calories from fat 163.05 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18.12g 28%
Cholesterol 36.07mg 12%
Sodium 860.68mg 36%
Potassium 590.69mg 13%
Total Carbs 22.17g 7%
Sugars 6.55g 26%
Dietary Fiber 2.93g 12%
Protein 10.24g 20%
Vitamin C 16.4mg 27%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 4%
Iron 1.2mg 7%
Calcium 118.3mg 12%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 72.47 Kcal (303 kJ)
Calories from fat 35.6 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3.96g 28%
Cholesterol 7.88mg 12%
Sodium 187.9mg 36%
Potassium 128.96mg 13%
Total Carbs 4.84g 7%
Sugars 1.43g 26%
Dietary Fiber 0.64g 12%
Protein 2.24g 20%
Vitamin C 3.6mg 27%
Iron 0.3mg 7%
Calcium 25.8mg 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

  • 7.6
  • 8

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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