Vegetable Risotto With Pesto Recipe

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Vegetable Risotto With Pesto
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  1. Begin by melting the butter in a large saucepan or wok.
  2. Add the onion and fry for a few minutes.
  3. Add the pepper to the onion and fry for another two or three minutes.
  4. Turn the heat down to medium-low.
  5. Add the rice and stir to coat.
  6. The rice grains should turn from cloudy to clear.
  7. Begin adding the bouillon, about 1/4 cup at a time.
  8. It's important to keep stirring, as the rice will absorb the liquid quickly and could burn if left unattended.
  9. After about 10 minutes, add the chopped tomato and the zucchini.
  10. After 20 minutes add the mushrooms.
  11. Continue to add bouillon when the rice has absorbed it.
  12. After about 25 minutes add the peas.
  13. The bouillon should be just about up by now.
  14. The rice usually takes about 25-30 minutes to finish cooking.
  15. To test for doneness, take a bite.
  16. It could be a bit chewy, but shouldn't be really hard.
  17. After the bouillon has been used up and the rice is done, stir in the pesto.
  18. Mix well.
  19. You can add salt and pepper to taste.
  20. Mixing in some extra grated parmesan makes the rice a bit creamier.
  21. Top with a bit of parmesan, if desired.
  22. Serve with a nice crusty bread.
  23. For Vegetarian use the Vegetable Stock.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 368.01 Kcal (1541 kJ)
Calories from fat 86.33 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9.59g 15%
Cholesterol 15.83mg 5%
Sodium 314.56mg 13%
Potassium 337.53mg 7%
Total Carbs 53.7g 18%
Sugars 6.5g 26%
Dietary Fiber 2.51g 10%
Protein 11.63g 23%
Vitamin C 36.9mg 61%
Vitamin A 0.8mg 26%
Iron 12.9mg 72%
Calcium 72.3mg 7%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 113.89 Kcal (477 kJ)
Calories from fat 26.72 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2.97g 15%
Cholesterol 4.9mg 5%
Sodium 97.35mg 13%
Potassium 104.46mg 7%
Total Carbs 16.62g 18%
Sugars 2.01g 26%
Dietary Fiber 0.78g 10%
Protein 3.6g 23%
Vitamin C 11.4mg 61%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 26%
Iron 4mg 72%
Calcium 22.4mg 7%

* 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

  • 7.7
  • 9

Good Points

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

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