Creamy Risotto with Arugula and Peas Recipe

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Recipes.net Team Published: May 15, 2020 Modified: October 12, 2020
Homemade risotto with chicken, green peas, arugula and parmesan. top view
Homemade risotto with chicken, green peas, arugula and parmesan. top view

Save this impressive creamy risotto recipe for a special occasion. Anyone might think you are a chef-in-the-making once they try it! The arugula and peas add some extra flavor and a striking touch of green to this dish.

How To Make Creamy Risotto with Arugula and Peas

  • 3 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 onion
  • 3 tbsp butter (divided)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup long-grain white rice
  • ½ cup white wine (optional, for added flavor)
  • Kosher salt (to taste)
  • Pepper (to taste)
  • ¼ cup green peas
  • 3 tbsp parmesan cheese (grated)
  • ¼ cup baby arugula (large leaves, chopped)
  1. Warm the vegetable broth on low heat, until simmering.

  2. Chop up the onion and sauté in a pan along with 1 tbsp butter and olive oil.

  3. Pour the uncooked rice into the sauté pan and stir until the grains of rice are well-coated in butter.
  4. Keep cooking until the grains are lightly toasted and turn translucent.
  5. If using, add the white wine to the rice and let the mixture simmer until the liquid has been completely absorbed.

  6. Slowly start to ladle the broth to the rice mixture, waiting until the liquid has absorbed before adding another ladle.
  7. Keep up this gradual process until most of the broth is absorbed, reserving 1/4 cup of broth.

  8. Let the rice cook for 12 minutes, until al dente and at a porridge-like consistency. Taste and add salt and pepper as needed.

  9. Add the reserved broth, peas, cheese, and remaining 2 tbsp butter for creaminess.

  10. Carefully mix in arugula leaves for freshness.
  11. Serve immediately and enjoy!

How To Make Creamy Risotto with Arugula and Peas

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Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 25 mins
Total: 30 mins
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Ingredients

  • 3 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 onion
  • 3 tbsp butter, divided
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup long-grain white rice
  • ½ cup white wine, optional, for added flavor
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste
  • ¼ cup green peas
  • 3 tbsp parmesan cheese, grated
  • ¼ cup baby arugula, large leaves, chopped

Instructions

  1. Warm the vegetable broth on low heat, until simmering.

  2. Chop up the onion and sauté in a pan along with 1 tbsp butter and olive oil.

  3. Pour the uncooked rice into the sauté pan and stir until the grains of rice are well-coated in butter.
  4. Keep cooking until the grains are lightly toasted and turn translucent.
  5. If using, add the white wine to the rice and let the mixture simmer until the liquid has been completely absorbed.

  6. Slowly start to ladle the broth to the rice mixture, waiting until the liquid has absorbed before adding another ladle.
  7. Keep up this gradual process until most of the broth is absorbed, reserving 1/4 cup of broth.

  8. Let the rice cook for 12 minutes, until al dente and at a porridge-like consistency. Taste and add salt and pepper as needed.

  9. Add the reserved broth, peas, cheese, and remaining 2 tbsp butter for creaminess.

  10. Carefully mix in arugula leaves for freshness.
  11. Serve immediately and enjoy!

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