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Ground Beef Risotto

Rice is twice as nice in this recipe—it’s a side and main dish in one!

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  • prep time 35 min
  • total time 35 min
  • ingredients 9
  • servings 4
 

Ingredients

1
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1
small onion, chopped (1/4 cup)
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1
cup uncooked Arborio or regular long-grain white rice
3 1/2
cups Progresso® beef flavored broth (from 32-oz carton)
1/2
cup shredded carrot
1/2
cup shredded fresh Parmesan cheese
3
tablespoons chopped fresh chives

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 In 12-inch nonstick skillet, cook beef, onion, garlic and pepper over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until beef is thoroughly cooked; drain if desired. Stir in rice; cook 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
  • 2 Stir in broth; heat to boiling. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cover; simmer 10 minutes.
  • 3 Stir in carrot. Cook uncovered 5 to 7 minutes longer or until liquid is absorbed.
  • 4 Remove skillet from heat. Stir in cheese. Cover; let stand 3 minutes. Sprinkle with chives.
  • 1 In 12-inch nonstick skillet, cook beef, onion, garlic and pepper over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until beef is thoroughly cooked; drain if desired. Stir in rice; cook 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
  • 2 Stir in broth; heat to boiling. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cover; simmer 10 minutes.
  • 3 Stir in carrot. Cook uncovered 5 to 7 minutes longer or until liquid is absorbed.
  • 4 Remove skillet from heat. Stir in cheese. Cover; let stand 3 minutes. Sprinkle with chives.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

If you use regular long-grain white rice instead of the Arborio rice, the finished dish will be less creamy with more separate, distinct rice grains. The reason: regular white rice doesn't contain as much starch as Arborio rice does.

Serve this meaty risotto with a Caesar salad and French bread for an easy weeknight meal.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
460
(
Calories from Fat
150),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
17g
17%
(Saturated Fat
7g,
7%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
80mg
80%;
Sodium
1140mg
1140%;
Total Carbohydrate
44g
44%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
2g
2%
),
Protein
31g
31%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
50%;
Vitamin C
4%;
Calcium
25%;
Iron
25%;
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.