Lemon-Basil Risotto with Tomato Topping

Lemon-Basil Risotto with Tomato Topping
Serves Six (One cup risotto, 1/4 cup tomato topping)

Citrus-scented risotto.  Full of flavor and very good.

Topping:

  • 1 1/2 cups chopped seeded tomato
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green onions
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons extravirgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • Dash of sugar
  • Dash of salt
  • Dash of freshly ground black pepper

Risotto:

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 1/2 cups Arborio rice
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 4 cups fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) grated fresh Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped fresh basil

Preparation

  1. To prepare topping, combine first 8 ingredients. Cover and let stand at room temperature.
  2. To prepare risotto, melt butter in a 6-quart pressure cooker over medium heat. Add onion; cook 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Add rice and garlic; cook 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Add wine; cook 1 minute or until liquid is absorbed, stirring frequently. Stir in broth, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, and nutmeg. Close lid securely, and bring to high pressure over high heat. Adjust heat to medium or level needed to maintain high pressure; cook 6 minutes. Remove from heat; place cooker under cold running water. Remove lid. Stir in cheese, rind, juice, and basil. Top with tomato topping.
Nutritional Information
Amount per serving
Calories: 368
Calories from fat: 24%
Fat: 10g
Saturated fat: 5.7g
Monounsaturated fat: 3.4g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.4g
Protein: 13.7g
Carbohydrate: 52.6g
Fiber: 2.3g
Cholesterol: 23mg
Iron: 1mg
Sodium: 869mg
Calcium: 262mg
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