- 1 cup green peas, fresh or frozen
- 1 medium onion, diced
- 3 medium carrots, peeled and grated
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 1/2 cups arborio rice
- 5 cups vegetable broth
- 1/2 cup white wine
- 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 cup green peas = 150 grams
- 1 medium onion = 120 grams
- 3 medium carrots = 300 grams
- 2 cloves garlic = 10 grams
- 1 1/2 cups arborio rice = 270 grams
- 5 cups vegetable broth = 1175 mL
- 1/2 cup white wine = 120 mL
- 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese = 50 grams
- 2 tablespoons olive oil = 30 mL
- In a large saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the diced onion and grated carrots and cook until the onion is translucent about 5 minutes.
- Add the minced garlic and cook for another minute.
- Add the arborio rice and stir with the onion, carrot, and garlic mixture. Cook for 2 minutes, constantly stirring until the rice is lightly toasted.
- Add the white wine to the pan and stir until the rice completely absorbs the wine.
- Add the vegetable broth, one cup at a time, stirring continuously and allowing each broth to be completely absorbed by the rice before adding the next cup. Repeat this process until all the broth has been added.
- Add the green peas and continue stirring until they are heated and fully incorporated into the risotto.
- Stir in the grated parmesan cheese until it is melted and combined with the risotto.
- Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- If desired, serve the green pea and carrot risotto hot, garnished with additional grated parmesan cheese.
- Calories: 365 per serving (based on 4 servings)
- Fiber: 7 grams per serving
- Protein: 10 grams per serving
- Fat: 12 grams per serving
- Carbs: 56 grams per serving
- Green peas are a good source of fiber, which promotes healthy digestion and helps regulate blood sugar levels.
- They are also high in vitamins and minerals, including vitamins A and C, folate, and iron.
- The carrots in this dish are rich in beta-carotene, which the body converts into vitamin A, which is important for maintaining good vision and skin health.
- Arborio rice provides a good source of carbohydrates, an important energy source for the body.
- The olive oil used in this dish is a healthy source of monounsaturated fats, which can help lower cholesterol levels and improve heart health.
- The grated parmesan cheese adds flavor to the dish but can also be a source of calcium and other essential nutrients.