Andrew's Herb Risotto

Andrew's Herb Risotto

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"Risotto can stand in for potatoes or noodles as side-dish and is microwave reheatable. Great accompaniment with spring asparagus. The herbs and spices in this recipe are optional, so 'customize' it to suit your tastes!"


45 m servings 289 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 289 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 11.2 g
  • 17%
  • Carbs:
  • 39.1g
  • 13%
  • Protein:
  • 5.4 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 15 mg
  • 5%
  • Sodium:
  • 403 mg
  • 16%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Heat oil and butter in a medium heavy saucepan over medium heat. Add fennel, bell pepper, onion, garlic, 1 1/2 tablespoons mint, 1 1/2 tablespoons parsley, 1 tablespoon rosemary and 1 teaspoon lemon zest. Saute, stirring, until vegetables are slightly softened (about 2 to 3 minutes).
  2. Stir in coriander and rice and saute, stirring, until rice grains are oil-coated (about 3 minutes). Pour in wine and stock and reduce heat to medium low. Simmer uncovered for 20 to 25 minutes, or until liquid is almost absorbed and rice is tender but firm. (Note: Stir once or twice while simmering.)
  3. Remove pan from heat and season with salt and pepper to taste. Stir in remaining mint, parsley, rosemary and lemon zest, then add lemon juice and cheese. Cover saucepan with waxed paper and let stand 8 to 10 minutes before serving.
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  1. 57 Ratings


I made this risotto last night as a main dish. It was EXCELLENT!!! Especially the fusion of herbs like the combination of mint, rosemary and lemon zest! Really good... the only thing I would do ...

If this recipe doesn't bring you to borderline carnal bliss, you did it wrong. This Risotto was AMAZING. The fennel bulb makes all of the difference... don't skip it or substitute!

This is just heavenly! I had to make some adjustments based on what I had on hand - first off, I was very disappointed to find I had no white wine, so ended up using all stock, half vegetable a...

Wow this was an amazing dish. Everyone at my party raved about it! I didn't change one thing about the recipe because its perfect the way it is. AMAZING!

This is good. With Risotto you always need more liquid than you think. Sadly, my husband and son did not like the lemon taste. Its quite citrusy...but I liked it.

This recipe was incredibly tasty. Normally I don't like a lot of "herby" recipes, but this one was very very good. I made it for friends, and we all thoroughly enjoyed it. Thanks!

easily made vegetarian, this was a delightful risotto recipe. i especially loved the cooked herbs vs. the fresh ones. i was wary of the cooking instructions though, and made it the traditional ...

Delicious and different. Turned a common, Italian dish into something Middle Eastern.

This is great! I followed it exactly and everyone loved it.