Easy-Bake Risotto

Easy-Bake Risotto No more upper-body workout: You don’t have to keep stirring this classic Italian rice dish.

Ingredients

Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

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    SERVING : 6

    YIELD : 6 servings

  • Adjust oven rack to middle position, and heat oven to 450 degrees.

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  • Heat oil or butter in a heavy-bottom Dutch oven or large ovenproof saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion and prosciutto or ham; saute until tender, 4 to 5 minutes.

  • Stir in rice (can be removed from heat and covered for up to 2 hours in advance), then add wine, and simmer until the liquid has almost evaporated. Turn off heat. Add broth and water. Cover the pot with a sheet of heavy-duty foil, pressing the foil down so it’s concave and rests on the broth. Place a lid over the pot to ensure an even tighter seal.

  • Set pot in oven; cook for 25 minutes. Remove from oven. Use a potholder to remove lid and foil. Remembering that the handles are hot, set pot on low heat.

  • Stir mixture, adding water if necessary, until rice is cooked and a little chewy at the center, the liquid is creamy, and the flavors of the new ingredients have melded in, about 5 minutes. Stir in 1 cup of Parmesan cheese, peas and/or parsley. Adjust seasonings, including salt and pepper, to taste.

  • Spoon into shallow soup plates, sprinkling each serving with shaved Parmesan.

Per Serving: 464 calories; protein 13.5g; carbohydrates 66.5g; fat 13.7g; cholesterol 20mg; sodium 417.3mg. Copyright 2006 USA WEEKEND and columnist Pam Anderson. All rights reserved.