Monday, June 16, 2008

Summertime Risotto

INGREDIENTS
1 pint cherry tomatoes
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tsp minced garlic
1 small onion, diced
2 cups diced zucchini
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1 lb arborio rice
1 cup dry white wine
2 to 3 cups nonfat chicken broth
2 tbsp light butter
6 tbsp grated Parmesan
18 sea scallops
1 bunch parsley, chopped (optional

PREPARATION

Tomatoes Heat oven to 250°. Gently toss tomatoes in 2 tsp oil with a pinch of salt and pepper. Bake on a nonstick baking sheet 1 hour.

Zucchini Heat 1 tsp oil on medium heat in a medium pan. Cook garlic and half the onion until translucent; add zucchini and cook 5 minutes. Puree zucchini mixture in a blender with lemon juice and 1 tbsp oil. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside.

Risotto Heat 1 tbsp oil in a medium pot on medium heat and sauté remaining onion until translucent. Add rice and cook 2 minutes. Gradually pour in wine, stirring until rice absorbs wine. Add broth 1 cup at a time until absorbed, stirring continually for 20 minutes or until rice is tender (add more broth if necessary). Once rice is cooked, stir in zucchini puree, butter and cheese. Set aside.

Scallops Heat 1 tbsp oil in a small pan. Salt and pepper scallops and cook both sides until lightly browned. Add tomatoes and sauté 5 minutes. Spoon risotto on plate and top with scallops, tomatoes and parsley.

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488 calories per serving
14 g fat (3.5 g saturated)
68.5 g carbs
3 g fiber
16 g protein
Serves 6

(from Self.com)

5 comments:

Shari Schmidt said...

Oh, I love this recipe. I think it might be dinner tomorrow night.

Bren said...

Mmm, that sounds perfect for a hot summer day.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Thany said...

I am gonna be bookmarking you! I do a Supper Swap with 3 other families and I am always looking for good recipes!

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I hope your Brewers tasted sweet victory tonight!

Sara said...

This looks sooo yummy!

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