Side Dishes

Creamy Parmesan and Pea Risotto

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Smooth and Creamy Risotto that can be made in less then 30 minutes. The Parmesan and Peas give it a fantastic flavor! Even my anti-pea kid gobbled this up!

1 medium onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, crushed
2 tbsp olive oil
4 tbsp butter
1 1/2 cups Arborio rice, any rice with a high starch content will work well, Sushi rice is supposed to work great. Long grain rice will technically work, but doesn't have as much starch so it may not get quite as creamy of a texture.
5 cups chicken broth
1/4 tsp turmeric, optional (I added it to make the rice a little darker yellow doesn't really effect the flavor)
1 cup frozen peas
1/2 cup grated Parmesan
In a large sauce pan, saute the onion and garlic in the olive oil and butter for 3-5 minutes or until onions are very tender. Add rice and cook for 1-2 minutes, stirring so that rice will not stick to...
See the full directions on my site
Nutritions

Calories
2391

Sodium
6280mg
261% DV

Fat
98g
151% DV

Protein
75g
150% DV

Carbs
281g
95% DV

Fiber
32g
131% DV

Comfort food at its best! The ultimate Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli Casserole with Rice is made from scratch with simple, wholesome ingredients. The flavorful rice, vegetables, and chicken come together in a creamy sauce with a buttery Ritz cracker topping. Add a salad and corn muffins or biscuits for a hearty, family-friendly dinner any night of the week!

3/4 c salted butter
1 onion
4 cloves garlic
1/2 c all purpose flour
3 c low sodium chicken broth
12 oz cream cheese
2 t fresh thyme
1 t fresh rosemary
1 T Dijon mustard
1 1/2 t kosher salt
1/2 t black pepper
4 c cooked shredded chicken
4 c cooked long grain white rice
4 c frozen baby broccoli florets
2 c coarsely crushed Ritz crackers ( mixed with 2 T melted butter )
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  • Preheat oven to 350° F . Grease a 9 x 13-inch baking dish; set aside.
  • In a large Dutch oven, melt butter over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is...
    See the full directions on my site
Nutritions

Calories
1348

Sodium
1443mg
60% DV

Fat
59g
91% DV

Protein
56g
113% DV

Carbs
141g
48% DV

Fiber
7g
31% DV