Goat Cheese Risotto with Broccoli Rabe

Goat Cheese Risotto with Broccoli Rabe
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Goat Cheese Risotto

Francesca Borgognone

Goat Cheese Risotto

Hello all, I am the risotto queen, nice to meet you. Wait, what? True story — that is my name in my kitchen at home. At work, I'm known as "Queen of the Rabe," due to my incessant talk of the beloved vegetable with our recipe editor, Will Budiaman

So, to bring together my love for broccoli rabe and risotto, I thought what better way to bond the two then a little butter and a bit of formaggio. The result was better than I had hoped — happy faces and full stomachs! 

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Boil the chopped broccoli rabe, drain, and purée in a blender. Set aside. Bring the broth to boil in a sauce pan and set aside on low. In another pan, sauté the scallions in the butter until soft, about 3 minutes. Add the garlic and cook until golden, 2 minutes, and then add the rice. Coat the rice in the butter mixture until completely covered and pour the wine. When the wine is fully absorbed, add broth ½ cup at a time until cooked through. 


Add the puréed broccoli rabe to the rice and don't worry — it's going to turn a bit green! Cover with a lid for 2 minutes and then fold in the goat cheese. Sprinkle with the Parmigiano and cover again, about 5 minutes. Season to taste, then serve and enjoy! 


Calories per serving:

272 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Balanced, High Fiber Sugar Conscious, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Pork Free, Kosher

Daily value:



  • Fat 11g 17%
  • Carbs 31g 10%
  • Saturated 7g 34%
  • Fiber 6g 22%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 1g
  • Monounsaturated 3g
  • Polyunsaturated 1g
  • Protein 12g 24%
  • Cholesterol 25mg 8%
  • Sodium 550mg 23%
  • Calcium 266mg 27%
  • Magnesium 53mg 13%
  • Potassium 397mg 11%
  • Iron 5mg 29%
  • Zinc 2mg 13%
  • Phosphorus 224mg 32%
  • Vitamin A 314µg 35%
  • Vitamin C 34mg 57%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 30%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 18%
  • Niacin (B3) 3mg 17%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 19%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 208µg 52%
  • Vitamin B12 0µg 2%
  • Vitamin D 7IU 2%
  • Vitamin E 3mg 14%
  • Vitamin K 371µg 464%
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