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Broccoli Cheddar Risotto

This risotto recipe puts a more “polished” spin on the classic hearty soup.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword broccoli, cheddar, risotto, vegetable
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients

  • 2 small heads broccoli
  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 medium shallots, chopped
  • 1 cup arborio rice
  • ½ cup dry white wine
  • 4 cups chicken stock, warmed
  • cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese

Instructions

  • Cut the broccoli into florets and discard the stalks then finely dice the broccoli so that it is riced. You should have about 2½ cups.
  • In a medium saucepan pan over medium-low heat, add the olive oil and heat through. Add the shallots and sauté, stirring occasionally until the onions are tender, about 3 minutes. Stir in the broccoli and sauté until bright green, about 2 minutes.
  • Add the rice and sauté, stirring frequently until toasted, about 1 to 2 minutes. Lower the heat to medium-low and add the white wine and stir constantly until the wine is almost completely absorbed.
  • Add the stock ¼ cup at a time, stirring frequently and waiting for each addition to be almost completely absorbed before adding additional stock.
  • The mixture should be at a simmer the whole time. Continue this process until the risotto is al dente, about 20 minutes. Stir in the cheddar cheese until completely combined. Serve immediately.