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Nutrition Facts

Calories 575
  Calories from Fat 213 (37%)
(38%)Total Fat 24g
(55%)Saturated Fat 11g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
(15%)Cholesterol 46mg
(78%)Sodium 1865mg
(16%)Potassium 543mg
Total Carbohydrate 69g
(18%)Dietary Fiber 4g
Sugars 5g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(44%)Protein 22g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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Two Cheese Risotto with Onion


  • 1 large onion, chopped

  • 2 Tbs olive oil

  • 1 cup Arborio rice

  • 3 cups chicken or vegetable broth

  • 3/4 cups whole milk or light cream

  • 1/2 cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese (or grated Swiss)

  • 1/2 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • Optional Presentation Suggestion4 radicchio lettuce cups

  • 4 servings steamed asparagus or greenbeans, cut diagonally

  • 1/2 red bell pepper, slivered

  • Chopped red onion

  • Sliced tomatoes

The creamiest, cheesiest rice dish that you'll want to serve as a side with every meal!


  • Heat oil in large saucepan. Add rice and cook, stirring over medium heat about 3 minutes or until fragrant and toasted. Stir in broth and onion and bring slowly to boil.
  • Cover, reduce heat and cook for 20 minutes or until tender, stirring 2 to 3 times.
  • Meanwhile, heat milk with gorgonzola cheese, stirring until cheese is softened.
  • Add milk-gorgonzola mixture and Parmesan to risotto. The consistency should be slightly soupy; if too dry, stir in more broth or milk and heat.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve immediately as a side dish. To serve as a main dish, follow the presentation suggestions listed below.
  • Optional Presentation SuggestionArrange radicchio cups on plates. Portion risotto into cups.
  • Lean asparagus or green beans against risotto and sprinkle with red pepper and red onion as desired. Garnish with tomatoes.

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