Easy No-Stir Risotto

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Since it is ROCKCROK month, I had to share one of my absolute favorite rockcrok recipes. It is SO yummy and always a crowd-pleaser!

EASY NO-STIR RISOTTO

INGREDIENTS
Enjoy your risotto 3 different ways – original or with add-ins!

Original Risotto
2 tbsp butter, divided
1 medium onion
3 garlic cloves
1 cup uncooked Arborio rice (see cook’s tips)
2 oz fresh Parmesan cheese (½ cup grated)
3½ cups chicken stock
½ tsp black pepper

Chicken, Sun-Dried Tomato & Spinach add-ins:
2 cups diced cooked chicken
2 cups fresh baby spinach leaves
½ jar (3½ oz) sun-dried tomatoes in oil
(about 20 tomato halves), drained, patted dry and
snipped with Professional Shears

Caprese add-ins:
4 sticks (1 oz each) part-skim mozzarella string cheese,
snipped into small pieces with Professional Shears
1 container (10-12 oz) grape or cherry tomatoes
(about 2 cups), sliced in half
½cup fresh basil leaves, snipped with Professional Shears

DIRECTIONS
For Original Risotto, place 1 tbsp of the butter in Rockcrok® (2.5-qt.) Everyday Pan. Heat over medium heat 3-5 minutes or until melted, stirring to cover surface of Pan. Cut onion into chunks. Using Food Chopper, finely chop onion. Add onion, garlic pressed with Garlic Press, and rice to Pan.
Cook, uncovered, 3-4 minutes or until rice is lightly toasted, stirring frequently with Small Mix ‘N Scraper®.
Using Microplane® Adjustable Fine Grater, grate Parmesan; set aside.
Remove Pan from heat. Stir stock and pepper into rice. Microwave, covered, on HIGH 15-17 minutes or until most of the liquid is absorbed and rice is tender.
Meanwhile, prepare Add-Ins (optional).
Remove Pan from microwave; stir in Parmesan, remaining 1 tbsp butter and Add-Ins. Cover; let stand 5 minutes.

Yield: 6 servings of 1/2 cup
Nutrients per serving: (Original – about 1/2 cup): Calories 230, Total Fat 7 g, Saturated Fat 4.5 g, Cholesterol 15 mg, Sodium 440 mg, Carbohydrate 32 mg, Fiber 1 g, Protein 10 g
U.S. Nutrients per serving
(Chicken, Sun-Dried Tomato & Spinach – about 1 cup): Calories 320, Total Fat 10 g, Saturated Fat 5 g, Cholesterol 55 mg, Sodium 510 mg, Carbohydrate 35 mg, Fiber 2 g, Protein 25g
U.S. Nutrients per serving
(Caprese – about 1 cup): Calories 290, Total Fat 11 g, Saturated Fat 7 g, Cholesterol 25 mg, Sodium 600 mg, Carbohydrate 35 mg, Fiber 2 g, Protein 16 g

Cook’s Tips: Arborio rice is Italian short-grain rice that can be found in the rice or ethnic section of most grocery stores. Arborio rice works best in this recipe, but if it’s not available, you can substitute with long-grain white rice.
Vegetable broth can be substituted for the chicken broth.

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