This classic side gets upgraded with the wonderful addition of Tuscan flavor infused broth. It's so easy to prepare and you can have this delicious dish ready in just 35 minutes. This is a fabulous complement to your main dish.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
additional:
25 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
5
Yield:
5 servings
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Ingredients

5
Original recipe yields 5 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat the oil in a 4-quart saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and cook for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.

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  • Stir the rice in the saucepan. Add 1/2 cup broth and cook and stir until it's absorbed. Add the remaining broth, 1/2 cup at a time, stirring until the broth is absorbed before adding more. Stir in the cheese before serving.

Recipe Tips:

Flavor Variation: Stir in 1/3 cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes and 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil leaves before serving.

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Nutrition Facts

272 calories; protein 7.2g 15% DV; carbohydrates 41.2g 13% DV; fat 8.1g 13% DV; cholesterol 7mg 2% DV; sodium 763.6mg 31% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
01/18/2017
Foolproof risotto that's a great base for experimentation. After following the recipe the first time to get a feel for the flavors I added fresh basil thyme and pine nuts to it the second time around. The Tuscan broth brings a lot of different flavors to the recipe so there's no need to add much in the way of seasoning. NOTE: It's a myth that you must stir risotto non-stop. It can't be left unattended for long but if you must do things while you prepare it (measure an ingredient tend to another dish etc.) you can. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/18/2017
Foolproof risotto that's a great base for experimentation. After following the recipe the first time to get a feel for the flavors I added fresh basil thyme and pine nuts to it the second time around. The Tuscan broth brings a lot of different flavors to the recipe so there's no need to add much in the way of seasoning. NOTE: It's a myth that you must stir risotto non-stop. It can't be left unattended for long but if you must do things while you prepare it (measure an ingredient tend to another dish etc.) you can. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2017
I absolutely love this risotto. I was apprehensive at first as I've never made a risotto before but this was very simple and easy to make!! It takes a little while but it's well worth it. It tasted wonderful it wasn't too heavy but had plenty of flavor. A new favorite of mine. I do recommend using the 1/2 cup at a time method for adding the broth it helped the risotto to cook very nicely and evenly. However I would say that how much broth you use is more "season to taste". Using the entire carton of Swanson ended up being unnecessary and I was left with about a fifth of the container. It turned out wonderfully absolutely perfect in my opinion so just be aware you don't necessarily have to use all of it!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/30/2017
This was my first attempt at making risotto and it turned out great! It is good starting recipe and my family is excited to have it again and experiment with added ingredients. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2017
I haven't cooked in a while and decided to go with this recipe to start over. Very easy to prepare and the instructions allow for the rice to cook nicely and evenly while absorbing the flavor of the ingredients. If you can't serve it right away and it dries a little try adding some tomato juice from a tomato salad and it will make up for it amazingly. My family absolutely loved it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/15/2018
This turned out amazing and everyone really loved it. Recipe was simple easy to follow and I will definitely be making it again. A Keeper for sure! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/17/2017
The recipe is pretty simple and straight forward. It was my first attempt at making risotto and I think it turned out well. I did not find the tuscan flavoured broth so I just used regular chicken broth no extra spices. (I was serving it with steak and balsamic sautéed mushrooms so I figured I could afford not to.) I also made this with a metal pot and started getting some sticking to the bottom about halfway through the broth. I'll try a nonstick saucepan next time and see how it works out. I heated the broth to start but didn't clue in that I should probably have left it on a stove top constantly warming as that might have helped. I'll also try that next time around. My wife said she liked it so I guess it was a success. Thanks for sharing. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/20/2015
Easy and delicious. I wasn't able to find the Tuscan broth at three different store so I used regular and added the Tuscan broth flavors.. rosemary sage thyme. Lemon onion and garlic. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
08/26/2015
This was really good; however despite my best effort and using an entire carton of broth I found it still a tiny bit crunchy in spots. Risotto is tough and I think it just required a bit more patience. I also was unable to find the Tuscan broth so spiced it up a bit with some basil salt pepper and extra parmesan. For its ease and for the great broth taste I give it four stars. Will try it again! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
08/27/2015
While this was tasty it was a little TIME-intensive for me. Note it wasn't LABOR-intensive (there's nothing hard about stirring) but it did take a good 30 minutes of heating broth and stirring. I couldn't find the Tuscan broth so I added white pepper pink salt garlic and some fresh basil to add some flavor. Good stuff. Read More