Tomato-Green Bean Risotto with Feta Cheese

We used the liquid from the can of green beans to add flavor and nutrients.

Yield:

6 servings (serving size: 1 cup)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 280
Caloriesfromfat 19 %
Fat 6 g
Satfat 2.4 g
Monofat 1.9 g
Polyfat 0.4 g
Protein 8.2 g
Carbohydrate 48.6 g
Fiber 1.8 g
Cholesterol 13 mg
Iron 3.8 mg
Sodium 514 mg
Calcium 104 mg

Ingredients

1/2 ounce sun-dried tomatoes, packed without oil (about 8)
1 (14 1/2-ounce) can cut green beans, undrained
2/3 cup dry white wine
3 (10 1/2-ounce) cans low-salt chicken broth
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 cup chopped onion
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 1/2 cups uncooked Arborio or other short-grain rice
1 teaspoon dried basil
1/8 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup (3 ounces) crumbled feta cheese with peppercorns

Preparation

Cut sun-dried tomatoes into thin strips; set aside.

Drain beans in a colander over a medium saucepan; set beans aside. Add wine and broth to reserved canned liquid; bring to a simmer (do not boil). Combine 1/2 cup warm broth mixture and tomatoes in a bowl. Cover; set aside. Keep remaining broth mixture warm over low heat.

Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; sauté 3 minutes. Add rice; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Add warm broth mixture, 1 cup at a time, stirring constantly until each portion of broth mixture is absorbed (about 20 minutes total). Add tomato mixture, beans, basil, and salt; cook 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; stir in cheese.

Note:

March 1997