Risotto with Corn and Basil Recipe

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Risotto with Corn and Basil
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  1. Bring broth to a simmer in a 2-quart saucepan (do not boil). Keep warm over low heat.
  2. Heat a Dutch oven over medium heat. Add olive oil and butter; cook until butter melts. Add onion; cook 2 minutes or until golden, stirring occasionally. Add rice; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Stir in wine; cook 1 to 2 minutes or until wine evaporates, stirring constantly. Add broth, 1 cup at a time, stirring constantly until each portion of broth is absorbed before adding the next (about 12 minutes total). Remove from heat.
  3. Add corn, next 3 ingredients (through salt), and 1/3 cup cheese, stirring gently until cheese melts. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Serve immediately.
  4. Tip: If you've never made risotto, there are a few tricks. Make sure your broth is warm. Also, you always want to keep a thin veil of liquid on the rice. When it starts to evaporate, you know it's time to add more. And keep stirring! It may seem like forever, but risotto only takes 12 to 15 minutes to cook once you've added the rice to the pan. Toward the end of cooking, make sure to keep tasting it. You want to pull it off the heat while it's still a bit al dente.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 1413.32 Kcal (5917 kJ)
Calories from fat 274.58 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 30.51g 47%
Cholesterol 32.8mg 11%
Sodium 445.41mg 19%
Potassium 742.67mg 16%
Total Carbs 215.41g 72%
Sugars 10.78g 43%
Dietary Fiber 9.3g 37%
Protein 27.81g 56%
Vitamin C 10.1mg 17%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 5%
Iron 0.9mg 5%
Calcium 120mg 12%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 191.63 Kcal (802 kJ)
Calories from fat 37.23 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4.14g 47%
Cholesterol 4.45mg 11%
Sodium 60.39mg 19%
Potassium 100.7mg 16%
Total Carbs 29.21g 72%
Sugars 1.46g 43%
Dietary Fiber 1.26g 37%
Protein 3.77g 56%
Vitamin C 1.4mg 17%
Iron 0.1mg 5%
Calcium 16.3mg 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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Weightwatchers Points

  • 30
  • 33

Good Points

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

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