My mom always made this hearty dish to use up late summer garden vegetables. Often, I’ll add sautéed mushrooms and serve it as an entrée with crusty bread and a salad.—Shirley Hodge, Bangor, Pennsylvania
Total TimePrep: 25 min. Cook: 30 min.
- 5-1/2 to 6 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
- 1 small onion, finely chopped
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 2 cups uncooked arborio rice
- 3 large tomatoes, chopped
- 2 cups fresh or frozen corn, thawed
- 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
- 2 tablespoons minced fresh thyme or 2 teaspoons dried thyme
- 2 tablespoons minced fresh rosemary or 2 teaspoons dried rosemary, crushed
- 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil or 2 teaspoons dried basil
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- Shredded Parmesan cheese
- In a large saucepan, heat broth and keep warm. In a large skillet, saute onion in oil and butter until tender. Add rice; cook and stir for 2-3 minutes or until lightly browned. Stir in 1 cup warm broth. Cook and stir until all of the liquid is absorbed.
- Add remaining broth, 1/2 cup at a time, stirring constantly. Allow the liquid to be absorbed between additions. Cook until risotto is creamy and rice is almost tender (total cooking time will be about 20 minutes).
- Add the tomatoes, corn, feta cheese, herbs, salt and pepper; heat through. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts2/3 cup: 202 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 366mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein.
Originally published as Summer Risotto Melange With Herbs and Feta in Country Woman August/September 2011