"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!" — lcpgh
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trimmed, diced fennel bulb
red bell pepper, diced
yellow onion, diced
chopped fresh mint, divided
chopped fresh parsley, divided
chopped fresh rosemary, divided
grated lemon zest, divided
1 1/2 cups
uncooked Arborio rice
dry white wine
3 1/2 cups
salt and pepper to taste
1 1/2 tablespoons
fresh lemon juice
grated Parmesan cheese
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 differently is either make it like this and use it as a side dish or add some garlic infused chicken for some protein. My hubby missed some "meat"! I will certainly make this again. It was very easy! Thanks, Lesley!
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.
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 and half chicken. I also used the fresh herbs I had on hand - rosemary, basil, chives and sweet marjoram - and even though I bought fresh mint, I decided not to use it in this. I added half the stock in the beginning, and half after that had been absorbed. Finally, used the last of my really good parmesan and was pretty generous with it - maybe a good 1/2 cup or so. This was the perfect combination of "homemade with love" and "restaurant quality". Wonderful recipe for the novice risotto maker like me! Thank you!
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 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 way, adding the liquid a little at a time while stirring frequently.
Delicious and different. Turned a common, Italian dish into something Middle Eastern.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Andrew's Herb Risotto
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 101
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