Creamy Roasted Garlic and Chives Risotto

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A simple risotto that's easy to make. This recipe is full of flavor and you can customize it to suit your taste. You can add optional ingredients such as 1 cup of spinach, mushrooms, shrimp, or chicken. Serve warm.

1
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 cups chicken broth

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives

  • 4 cloves roasted garlic, mashed into a paste

  • 4 leaves fresh sweet basil

  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 1 shallot, finely chopped

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 ½ cups Arborio rice

  • ¼ cup dry white wine

  • ¼ cup half-and-half

  • ¼ cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese

Directions

  1. Combine chicken broth, chives, roasted garlic, and basil in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer.

  2. Heat vegetable oil and butter in a separate pot over medium heat; cook and stir shallot and garlic in the hot oil-butter mixture until shallot is softened, about 5 minutes. Add rice to shallot mixture; increase heat to medium-high. Cook and stir until rice is fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add wine, reduce heat to low, and simmer until wine is absorbed, about 5 minutes.

  3. Stir simmering broth mixture, 1/2 cup at a time, into rice mixture and continue to simmer until rice absorbs liquid; repeat, adding 1/2 cup of broth at a time, until all the broth is absorbed and rice is tender, 20 to 25 minutes. Stir half-and-half into risotto; fold in Gorgonzola cheese until melted.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

344 Calories
12g Fat
50g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 344
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 18mg 6%
Sodium 716mg 31%
Total Carbohydrate 50g 18%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 3mg 13%
Calcium 53mg 4%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 67mg 1%

* 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.