Green Vegetable Risotto

This recipe calls for baby kale, but any variety would do. Replace the chicken broth with vegetable broth and omit the prosciutto for a vegetarian version of this risotto.
By Amber Massey

Green Vegetable Risotto

As I was bagging up my kale greens, I noticed a bundle of fresh Brussels Sprouts. Hello beautiful. If you know me- you know my love affair with the sprouts. I even have an entire pinterest board dedicated the my love. These would be a perfect addition! So, in my buggy they went.

Green Vegetable Risotto
 
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This recipe calls for baby kale, but any variety would do. Replace the chicken broth with vegetable broth and omit the prosciutto for a vegetarian version of this risotto.
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Recipe Type: Main
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 leeks, sliced
  • 2 cups sliced brussels sprouts (about 14)
  • ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper
  • 1 cup Arborio rice
  • ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 4 cups fat-free lower sodium chicken broth, warmed
  • 1 (10-oz) package of baby kale
  • 2 cups frozen shelled edemame, thawed
  • The zest of one lemon
  • The juice of one lemon
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 ounces sliced prosciutto
Instructions
  1. Heat olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat; add sliced prosciutto and cook until slightly crisp; about 3 minutes, stirring consistently. Removed from pan. Add sliced leeks, brussels sprouts, and ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper. Cook until tender. Add rice, and stir for 2 minutes or until opaque. Season with ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper. Add wine, and cook for 2 minutes or until absorbed. Add 2 cups of the warmed chicken broth, ½ cup at a time, stirring frequently. Stir in kale, and edemame; cook. Over next 10 minutes, gradually add 2 more cups broth until rice is creamy and tender. Stir in lemon zest, lemon juice, and Parmesan cheese; add sliced prosciutto. Serve.
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