Summer Lemon-Vegetable Risotto

  • ajlawfamily1 Posted: 07/25/11
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    Great dish...I did add some flavor to the zucchini I added a tablespoon of herbs de provence.

  • thethomps Posted: 06/27/11
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    I made this tonight and it was outstanding. I used unsalted vegetable stock in place of the broth and mushrooms in place of the yellow squash, since that is what I had from the farmer's market. The taste is phenomenal and the lingering hint of lemon after you're done eating the dish is perfect. Even my 9-month-old loved it! Be warned...chop and grate ahead of time. They don't figure the chopping time into the "hands on" time, so add an additional 30 minutes for all of that. I will definitely make this again.

  • dmstoll Posted: 07/11/11
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    Didn't really care for this one - not a lot of flavor, not worth the time for all the prep work.

  • AlaskanQueen Posted: 07/09/11
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    Amazing. Absolutely fantastic! I am running a marathon tomorrow and used this as my pre-race meal. We used unsalted chicken stock and then added salt to taste later. We also added pepper to taste. We left out the chives, used a yellow onion instead of a scallion, left out the butter, and just eyeballed the lemon rind and juice. Great!

  • MalindaC Posted: 08/03/11
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    I have made this three times now. The first time, I followed the recipe exactly. It was wonderful. The next two times, I used whatever vegetables were ripe in my garden at the moment: tonight it was zucchini, yellow beans and green peppers. Just a lovely dish. The lemon juice and lemon zest pulls it all together. This is now on our family's regular rotation.

  • sraede Posted: 07/03/11
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    Loved this recipe! We used low-sodium chicken broth instead of the vegetable broth, since it is what we had on hand. We grilled the vegetables, instead of boiling and sauteing, to add more flavor, less pans! We also added grilled shrimp, that had been marinated in lemon juice, olive oil, salt, pepper and garlic powder. Would definitely make this recipe again.

  • BeckiSue Posted: 08/04/11
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    We really enjoyed this dish. Will definitely be making this again regularly. We used what was ripe in our garden - green beans, zucchini and yellow squash. Also used sodium-free chicken broth instead of veggie broth. Delicious!!

  • kathysack Posted: 08/01/11
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    A lot of prep work but very worth it with the finished product...lemon flavor did the trick. I will use this for special occasions and do the prep ahead of time. Well worth it!!

  • cathyr Posted: 08/08/11
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    I agree with other posters -- this WAS delicious. Wonderful flavor from the lemon juice, zest, wine and vegetables. But it's definitely time-consuming. My own fault -- I should've read and believed the time estimate!

  • ekm0924 Posted: 08/28/11
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    I thought this was really great, though my boyfriend found it a bit too lemony (I eyeballed the lemon juice and zest and may have overdone it). Great flavor and surprisingly easy -- it was my first risotto and I can't wait to make another. I made it with reduced sodium chicken broth.

  • shootsie Posted: 10/10/11
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    The rice had a rich, creamy texture, there was just the right amount of lemon flavor, fresh crunchy vegetables... this was a real winner!

  • allygatoruf Posted: 10/31/11
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    This is absolutely delicious--the lemon is fresh, not overpowering, and the veggies mix in with the creamy risotto so that every bite has a ton of different flavors. I've made this several times, and I usually sub regular ol' onion for the shallots and up the butter by a tablespoon (butter--so evil, yet so delicious). Not exactly a quick-and-easy dinner, but it is worth the time it takes to baby the risotto and prep all the veggies.

  • icancookthat Posted: 08/20/12
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    I love the creamy risotto with the crunch of the vegetables. I also love the colors in this dish. The lemon adds a nice pop of citrus at the end which really complements the vegetables in this recipe. Definitely a winning dish. To see my blog post with step by step photos, go to: http://www.icancookthat.org/2012/08/summer-lemon-vegetable-risotto.html

  • Lewy8knoxville Posted: 04/24/13
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    Delicious! I subbed the vegetables which I had on-hand: asparagus, carrots, cremini mushrooms, carrots & sun-dried tomatoes (not packed in oil) & fresh parsley - it was still delicious. Agree with cook time - takes a while, but true with most all risotto. Will make again for company soon!

  • KimKnisely Posted: 06/07/12
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    We loved this recipe. Before I had my first taste, I had decided I might never make it again because of the time involved. Can't wait to make for guests.

  • MeghanRyan Posted: 07/14/12
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    Quincy, MA

    absolutely delish! might not make this for a weeknight dinner but definitely worth the time and effort for a special occasion or weekend meal. loved the crunch of the uncooked snap peas in contrast to the creamy risotto and softer veg.

  • beezer825 Posted: 09/23/13
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    My first risotto and it did not disappoint. I was unsure of making a risotto dish, I had this idea that it would be too technical and complicated. This recipe came together quite nice, a bit labor intensive with all the stirring, but I guess that comes with the territory with risotto. It was delicious, my husband and I really enjoyed it. This one is a definate keeper!

  • Jgray96 Posted: 08/01/13
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    Added chicken and left out asparagus (didn't have any). Topped each plate with truffle oil...it was fantastic.

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