perfect for a spring side dish!
serves 8 ( 6 points+)
- 4 c. fat-free chicken broth
- ½ c. white wine
- 2 T. butter, divided
- 2 large shallots, chopped
- ½ c. fresh lemon juice, divided
- 1-½ c. Arborio rice
- ½ c. Parmesan cheese
- ¼ c. mascarpone cheese ( or cream cheese)
- zest of ½ of a lemon
- salt and pepper to taste
Heat chicken broth and ¼ c. lemon juice in a small saucepan. Reduce heat to low and keep warm.
Meanwhile, melt 1 T. butter in a large pot. Add shallots and cook until tender. Stir in Arborio rice so that it is coated with the butter. Add white wine and remaining ¼ c. lemon juice. Simmer until liquid is nearly dissolved. Add ½ c. broth mixture and simmer until liquid is dissolved. Repeat this procedure, adding broth mixture ½ cup at a time, until all of the broth is used. Remove from heat, stir in remaining 1 T. butter, parmesan cheese, lemon zest and mascarpone cheese.
adapted from the cookbook "Giada's Kitchen"