Broccoli Risotto with Cream and Lemon


A rich and creamy broccoli risotto with just a hint of lemon.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 10 mins


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 3 tablespoons butter

  • ½ large sweet onion, finely chopped

  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped

  • 1 ½ cups Arborio rice

  • ½ cup dry white wine (such as Sauvignon Blanc)

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

  • 5 cups hot chicken broth

  • 1 cup heavy cream

  • 3 cups cooked broccoli florets

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives

  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese

  • 1 ½ tablespoons grated Asiago cheese

  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Heat olive oil and butter in a large, heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic; cook and stir until onion begins to turn golden brown at the edges, about 2 minutes. Pour in rice, and stir until rice is coated in oil and has started to toast, 3 to 4 minutes. Reduce heat to medium and stir in white wine and lemon juice.

  2. Cook and stir until wine has mostly evaporated, then stir in 1/3 of the chicken broth; continue stirring until incorporated. Repeat this process twice more, stirring constantly. Stirring in broth should take 15 to 20 minutes in all. Stir in cream and cook 5 minutes before stirring in broccoli, chives, Parmesan cheese, and Asiago cheese. Cook and stir until risotto is hot; season to taste with salt and pepper before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

482 Calories
26g Fat
53g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 482
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 26g 33%
Saturated Fat 14g 70%
Cholesterol 72mg 24%
Sodium 106mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 53g 19%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 46mg 229%
Calcium 80mg 6%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 228mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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