Healthy Meal Prep
Broccoli Risotto with Cream and Lemon

Broccoli Risotto with Cream and Lemon


A creamy risotto with broccoli and just a hint of lemon.


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • ½ large sweet onion, finely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 ½ cups Arborio rice
  • ½ cup dry white wine (such as Sauvignon Blanc)
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 5 cups hot chicken broth
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 3 cups cooked broccoli florets
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 ½ tablespoons grated Asiago cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Heat the olive oil and butter in a large, heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the onion and garlic; cook and stir until the onion begins to turn golden brown at the edges, about 2 minutes. Pour in the rice, and stir until the rice is coated in oil and has started to toast, 3 to 4 minutes. Reduce the heat to medium and stir in the white wine and lemon juice.
  2. Cook and stir until the wine has mostly evaporated, then stir in one third of the chicken broth; continue stirring until incorporated. Repeat this process twice more, stirring constantly. Stirring in the broth should take 15 to 20 minutes in all. Stir in the cream, and cook 5 minutes before stirring in the broccoli, chives, Parmesan cheese, and Asiago cheese. Cook and stir until the risotto is hot; season to taste with salt and pepper before serving.

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Nutritional Information

Broccoli Risotto with Cream and Lemon

Servings Per Recipe: 6
Calories: 482.1
% Daily Value *
protein: 14 %
carbohydrates: 17 %
dietary fiber: 9 %
fat: 40 %
saturated fat: 69 %
cholesterol: 24 %
vitamin a iu: 22 %
niacin equivalents: 7 %
vitamin b6: 9 %
vitamin c: 76 %
folate: 9 %
calcium: 8 %
iron: 5 %
magnesium: 6 %
potassium: 6 %
sodium: 4 %
thiamin: 5 %
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
**Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
(-)Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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