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Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

Lactose
This recipe contains cheese and some of those who are lactose intolerant may be able to tolerate it.

Sodium
This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
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Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.

 

"Let onion atoms lurk within the bowl, And, scarce-suspected, animate the whole."
-Sydney Smith, 18th century essayist

The refrigerator light goes on...

A great one pan meal that has it all: rich, savory, umami flavors with sweet and spicy paprika. The best part is that with the onions, beans, and mushrooms there's a lot of added fiber and this makes a HUGE serving almost too much to eat.

Arborio Rice (Risotto)

This is a slightly round, short grained rice with a high starch content. The grains have a pearly sheen. As arborio rice cooks, its starch is released into the cooking liquid to make a creamy, rich sauce. The rice is grown widely in Europe, especially in Italy, but also in Spain (where Calasparra rice is more commonly used). There are now many growers in the U.S that produce an excellent quality Arborio rice.

The term "risotto" actually refers to the Italian rice dish made with Arborio rice, although the two terms have become nearly synonymous.


 

Smoked Paprika Risotto



Servings = 4 | Serving size =about 2 1/4 cups

Cooking Time = 45 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied by 2.

This recipe makes great leftovers. Reheat gently.

2 tsp olive oil
2 large onions (diced)
1 lb crimini mushrooms (quartered)
8 ounces boneless skinless chicken thighs (cut into 1/2 inch dice)
1 cup arborio rice
1/8 tsp salt
6 cups water
2 tsp smoked paprika (regular or hot is OK)
1 15 ounce can no salt added white beans (drained and rinsed)
2 ounces goat cheese
2 ounces Parmigiano-Reggiano (grated)

Smoked Paprika Risotto - a one pot recipe from Dr. Gourmet
Place the olive oil in the bottom of a large skillet.

Heat over medium and add the onion.

Cook gently, stirring frequently, until the onions begin to turn translucent.

Increase the heat to high and add the mushrooms, then cook for about 10 minutes until they begin to caramelize.

Add the chicken and cook for about 3 minutes. Stir frequently, and when the chicken is lightly browned, add the arborio rice and stir.

Reduce the heat to medium high and cook for about 2 minutes, then add the salt, water, and smoked paprika.

Simmer on medium and check frequently to see how close the rice is to being done. And add more water if needed. The rice is done when it is still slightly firm but there is no grainy texture when chewed.

Add the beans, goat cheese, and parmesan. Cook for about 2 minutes, stirring gently, until the cheese is melted.

Serve.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size = about 2 1/4 cups

Servings = 4

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Amount Per Serving

Calories 546 Calories from Fat 105
  % Daily Value
Total Fat 10g 20%
    Saturated Fat 5g 20%
    Monounsaturated Fat 5g  
    Trans Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 63mg 22%
Sodium 398mg 16%
Total Carbohydrates 79g 25%
    Dietary Fiber 13g 47%
    Sugars 9g  
Protein 31g  
Vitamin A 26% Vitamin C 20%
Calcium 28% Iron 36%
Vitamin K 6 mcg Potassium 1314 mg
Magnesium 110 mg