Artichoke and Herb Risotto

Artichoke and Herb Risotto

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  • Each serving
  • 550 cal
  • 18g fat (10g sat)
  • 45mg chol
  • 960mg sodium
  • 81g carb
  • 13g fiber
  • 15g protein

Ingredients

  • 7 to 8 cups vegetable stock
  • 7 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped shallots
  • 2 (14-ounce) cans artichoke hearts, drained and chopped (or 1 pound fresh artichokes, trimmed and julienned)
  • 1 large clove garlic, crushed
  • 2 large sprigs fresh thyme, leaves removed and chopped
  • 1 pound (about 2 cups) Arborio or Carnaroli rice
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 3/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped Italian parsley
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions

Bring stock to a simmer in a saucepan and keep warm.

Melt 5 tablespoons butter in a 3-quart saucepan over medium heat. Add shallots and sauté about 2 minutes, then add artichokes and sauté 3 to 4 minutes (8 to 10 minutes, if fresh). Add garlic and thyme. Turn the heat to medium-high, add rice and stir for 1 minute. Add wine and cook until it evaporates.

Reduce heat to medium and add 1 cup simmering stock, stirring constantly. As soon as the stock has absorbed, add another 1/2 cup stock. Stir constantly until the stock has absorbed. Repeat this process until the rice is creamy and al dente, about 20 minutes.

Remove the pan from the heat and vigorously stir in remaining 2 tablespoons butter, Parmesan cheese and parsley. Season with salt and pepper. Serve immediately. Top with additional Parmesan, if desired.