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Risotto with Cream Cheese

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Risotto with Cream Cheese

Risotto with Cream Cheese - Rice like in Bella Italia: gorgeous and slightly creamy

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Health Score:
7,0 / 10
Difficulty:
easy
Difficulty
Preparation:
30 min.
Preparation
Calories:
454
calories
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Nutritional values

The risotto is beautifully light without the wine used in the original and with little oil. The cream cheese makes the Italian classic creamy, but delivers less fat than the typically used Parmesan. In addition it provides us with calcium for strong bones and teeth.

If you like, experiment: you can season the basic recipe with, for example, saffron, herbs, vegetables, mushrooms, dried tomatoes, shrimps, seafood or roasted pine nuts, always in a different way. If you would like an extra portion of fibre and minerals, then use round grain natural rice, this needs a little more cooking time but is worth it. Serve a nice salad with the Iatlien classic and your vitamin account will be slightly replenished.

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie454 kcal(22 %)
Protein11 g(11 %)
Fat9 g(8 %)
Carbohydrates81 g(54 %)
Sugar added0 g(0 %)
Roughage2 g(7 %)
Vitamin A0.1 mg(13 %)
Vitamin D0 μg(0 %)
Vitamin E1.1 mg(9 %)
Vitamin B₁0.4 mg(40 %)
Vitamin B₂0.1 mg(9 %)
Niacin5.4 mg(45 %)
Vitamin B₆0.4 mg(29 %)
Folate19 μg(6 %)
Pantothenic acid1.1 mg(18 %)
Biotin5.3 μg(12 %)
Vitamin B₁₂0.2 μg(7 %)
Vitamin C2 mg(2 %)
Potassium208 mg(5 %)
Calcium88 mg(9 %)
Magnesium34 mg(11 %)
Iron3.2 mg(21 %)
Iodine6 μg(3 %)
Zinc2.1 mg(26 %)
Saturated fatty acids2.8 g
Uric acid91 mg
Cholesterol13 mg
Development of this recipe:
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Ingredients

for
2
Ingredients
650 milliliters Vegetable broth
1 large onion (about 80 grams)
1 garlic
1 tablespoon olive oil
200 grams Arborio rice
salt
peppers
50 grams Cream cheese (13% fat)
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Preparation

Kitchen utensils

1 Measuring cups, 2 Pots, 1 Cutting board, 1 Small knife, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Wooden spoon, 1 small Ladle

Preparation steps

1.
Risotto with Cream Cheese preparation step 1

Boil broth in a pot and keep warm. Peel onion and garlic and finely chop.

2.
Risotto with Cream Cheese preparation step 2

Heat the oil in another pot over medium heat. Cook the onion and garlic until softened, about 1 minute.

3.
Risotto with Cream Cheese preparation step 3

Add the rice and sauté, stirring, until softened, 1-2 minutes.

4.
Risotto with Cream Cheese preparation step 4

Ladle in about 250 ml (approximately 1 cup) of hot broth and continue to cook the rice until almost all the liquid has evaporated, stirring often.

5.
Risotto with Cream Cheese preparation step 5

Add another 250 ml (approximately 1 cup) of broth and continue to cook in the same manner, stirring frequently and adding the remaining broth gradually.

6.
Risotto with Cream Cheese preparation step 6

Cook the risotto until the rice is al dente. Season with salt and pepper. Stir in the cheese and serve immediately.