Lidia Bastianich hosts Public Television's Lidia's Italy and is the author of Lidia Cooks from the Heart of Italy.

Lidia Bastianich


Credit: Joseph DeLeo; Styling: PJ Mehaffey

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Makes 8 servings (serving size: 3/4 cup risotto)


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  • Heat olive oil in a heavy skillet, and sauté onion and shallots for about 6 minutes or until golden. Add rice, and stir to coat 1 minute more. Add wine; stir well. Add edamame, hot chicken stock, and salt. Cook until nearly all liquid is absorbed, stirring constantly. Add 5 1/2 cups broth (1/2 cup at a time), stirring constantly until each portion is absorbed before adding the next. (Rice should be creamy but al dente.) Remove from heat, add butter and 1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese; stir well. Season with freshly ground pepper. Top each serving with more cheese and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar.


Nutrition Facts

353 calories; fat 9g; saturated fat 2g; mono fat 4g; poly fat 1g; protein 13g; carbohydrates 52g; fiber 3g; cholesterol 7mg; iron 4mg; sodium 192mg; calcium 81mg.