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Artichoke & Leek Risotto

February 17, 2013

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~ Mary ~

Went to make this today and couldn’t believe I’d never posted it!  For a more substantial meal I dice up some chicken breast and add it to the mix. This is a reduced fat version so you can enjoy without too much guilt!

Artichoke & Leek Risotto

In a large sauté pan with some olive oil, sauté together:
1 Cup Artichokes
1 Cup of Sliced Leeks
1 Tbsp Minced Garlic
1 tsp Pepper Blend

1½ Cups Risotto (Arborio Rice)
stir well and cook until light brown. Stir in:
1 Tbsp Chicken Basemay substitute chicken broth for all water
½ Cup White Wine
2 Cups of Warm Water,
stir well, and cook for 5 min.

Add another Cup of Warm Water, stir and cook 5 minutes.
Add another Cup of Warm Water, stir and cook 5 minutes.
Add one last Cup of Warm Water (5 cups total), stir and cook for 5 minutes or until all water has been absorbed.

Test for doneness, add more water if necessary.
Halve a
and squeeze over risotto.

Stir in
1/3 Cup Fresh Chopped Parsley
Serve topped with
Grated Parmesan Cheese

9 Comments leave one →
  1. February 18, 2013 1:11 am

    This looks fantastic! I love love love artichokes. And with leeks, I bet it’s so delicious! 🙂

  2. February 18, 2013 8:08 am

    Trying this soon. Calculated WW points, I’m guessing to be 6 w/o cheese. YUM!

    • foododelmundo permalink
      February 18, 2013 9:08 pm

      I counted a number of years ago – it’s four as long as you get six servings out of this recipe.

      Prot:4.6g Carb:20g Fiber:1.9g Fat:1.8g Chlstrl:4mg Sat Fat:1g Sodium:198mg Cal:126
      If you’re counting:4

  3. Pat permalink
    February 18, 2013 11:52 am

    This sounds wonderful! I’m at a loss, however about how to measure 1 Cup of Artichokes. I’m only familiar with artichokes coming in a ball of thick, prickly-tipped leaves that you have to pull apart to scrape the edible stuff from the part at the base. What am I missing here?

    • foododelmundo permalink
      February 18, 2013 9:09 pm

      Canned, quartered artichokes, conveniently located in your grocery store aisle 😉

      • Pat permalink
        February 19, 2013 4:06 pm

        Thank you, Mary, Queen of the Universe.

        • Pat permalink
          February 20, 2013 9:42 pm

          Well, we’re in the middle of a cold snap and I’m not venturing outside, so no artichokes and no leeks, but I had the Risotto with parmesan for supper tonight and it was glorious!!

  4. thebellyrumble permalink
    February 24, 2013 3:55 am

    Great recipe. And if you had any leftovers, you could always make arancini 🙂 I tried some with a bacon, leek and pea risotto but I think this artichoke and leek risotto would taste amazing too:

    • foododelmundo permalink
      February 26, 2013 8:27 pm

      I have always wanted to try arancini – thanks for the link! /mary

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