Brown Rice Risotto With Brussels Sprouts
November 03, 2019
Categories: Side Dishes, Dairy, Cheese, Rice, Brown Rice, Vegetables, Brussels sprouts, North American, One-Pot Meal, Stove Top, Gluten-Free, No Eggs, Make it from scratch, All Occasions more
"This Brown rice recipe shines here in a classic risotto that incorporates Brussells sprouts, Parmesan and Gorgozola."
- Serving Size: 1 (763.6 g)
- Calories 542.1
- Total Fat - 17 g
- Saturated Fat - 6.6 g
- Cholesterol - 27.1 mg
- Sodium - 1451.2 mg
- Total Carbohydrate - 79 g
- Dietary Fiber - 6.2 g
- Sugars - 5.8 g
- Protein - 17.8 g
- Calcium - 343.3 mg
- Iron - 2.8 mg
- Vitamin C - 99.8 mg
- Thiamin - 0.3 mg
Step by Step Method
Bring about water and 1 teaspoon salt to a boil in a large pot. Stir in the rice, adjust the heat so that the water bubbles steadily, and cooks, undisturbed, until the rice is plump and partially tender, 10-15 minutes. Drain well, reserving the cooking water.
Place the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic, and cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables soften, 3 to 5 minutes.
Add rice and cook, stirring occasionally, until it is glossy and coated with oil, for 2-3 minutes. Add the remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, pepper, and zest, then the wine if you're using it (or 1/2 cup of the stock or reserved cooking water). Stir and let the liquid bubble away.
Begin adding the stock or the reserved rice-cooking water 1/2 cup or so at a time, stirring after each addition.
When the liquid is just about absorbed, add more. (If you're using stock, add it all before starting with the cooking water; if you run out of cooking water, switch to warm tap water.) The mixture should be neither soupy nor dry. Keep the heat at medium to medium-high and stir frequently. Begin tasting the rice 10 minutes after you add it; you want it to be barely tender, still with a bit of crunch; it could take as long as 20 minutes to reach this stage. When it does, add the Brussels sprouts.
Cook stirring and adding just enough liquid to prevent the rice from sticking, until the brussels sprouts soften and turn bright green, 3 - 5 minutes.
Add the cheeses, butter, and lemon juice and keep stirring until they melt. Taste and adjust the seasoning and serve right away.
NOTE: For a more assertive smoky flavor, you can char them in the broiler as per the following:
Heat the broiler. Toss the chopped Brussels sprouts with an additional tablespoon of olive oil and spread them on a large rimmed baking sheet. Broil, turning several times and watching them like a HAWK until they're bright green and dark in places. Stir them into the rice with the cheeses at the last step.
Tips & Variations
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