Risotto with Dried Plums and Radicchio

Risotto with Dried Plums and Radicchio
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Risotto with California Dried Plums and Radicchio
California Dried Plums
Risotto with California Dried Plums and Radicchio

When having friends over, we suggest stirring things up with a creamy risotto with arugula, radicchio and just the right touch of fruity sweetness from dried plums. This easy, elegant recipe is sure to be a winner at your house, too. Recipe courtesy of California Dried Plum Board.

6
Servings
514
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2  Tablespoons  butter
  • small onion, diced
  • 1½  Cup  Arborio rice
  • 1  Teaspoon  minced garlic
  • ½  Cup  white wine
  • 6  Cups  hot low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1  Cup  coarsely chopped arugula
  • 1  Cup  coarsely chopped radicchio
  • 1  Cup  (about 6 ounces) quartered California pitted dried plums
  • ½  Cup  grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
  • 1  Teaspoon  grated Meyer lemon zest
  • Salt and freshly ground balck pepper
  • Shaved Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese

Directions

In a large saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the onions and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes or until translucent. Add the rice and garlic; cook, stirring, about 5 minutes or until the rice is hot. Increase the heat to medium-high. Add the wine; stir until wine is absorbed. Add the chicken broth, 1 cup at a time, stirring frequently and letting each addition be absorbed before adding the next addition. When the rice is tender and creamy, stir in the arugula, radicchio, dried plums, grated cheese, and lemon zest; season with salt and pepper. Portion into 6 shallow bowls and garnish with the shaved cheese.

 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
9g
13%
Sugar
16g
18%
Saturated Fat
3g
13%
Cholesterol
41mg
14%
Carbohydrate, by difference
85g
65%
Protein
24g
52%
Vitamin A, RAE
13µg
2%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
20µg
22%
Calcium, Ca
26mg
3%
Choline, total
4mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
6g
24%
Fluoride, F
1µg
0%
Folate, total
16µg
4%
Iron, Fe
4mg
22%
Magnesium, Mg
85mg
27%
Manganese, Mn
3mg
100%
Niacin
7mg
50%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
305mg
44%
Selenium, Se
13µg
24%
Sodium, Na
1716mg
100%
Water
232g
9%
Zinc, Zn
4mg
50%

Risotto Shopping Tip

Italian food is about simplicity and letting the ingredients shine. So make sure you get ingredients that are great quality and flavor. Farmers markets and specialty stores will have great produce and products. Just be sure to have some great olive oil.

Risotto Cooking Tip

Unlike other highly regarded cuisines, Italian cooking is usually simple to make with many dishes having only 4 to 8 ingredients. Italian cooks rely chiefly on the quality of the ingredients rather than on elaborate preparation.