Pastina Risotto with Peas and Prosciutto

Dinner ready in 30 minutes! Add Italian flavors to your meal with this herbed pasta risotto that features Progresso® chicken broth, prosciutto and peas.

  • prep time 10 min
  • total time 30 min
  • ingredients 14
  • servings 4

Ingredients

1
carton (32 oz) Progresso™ chicken broth (4 cups)
2
tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1
tablespoon finely chopped garlic
3/4
cup finely chopped onion
Salt
3/4
lb uncooked pastina, orzo, riso or stelline
1/4
teaspoon freshly ground pepper
2
cups frozen green peas
2
tablespoons unsalted butter
1 1/2
teaspoons finely chopped fresh oregano
1 1/2
teaspoons finely chopped fresh thyme
3/4
cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1/4
cup finely chopped prosciutto or bacon, cooked until very crisp, well drained
1/2
cup fresh carrot juice
  • 1 Bring the broth to a low simmer in a saucepan.
  • 2 Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat until hot. Add the garlic and cook briefly until light brown. Add the onion and a pinch of salt, lower the heat to medium, and cook until the onion is soft but not brown, about 2 to 3 minutes. Add 2 cups of the simmering broth and bring to a boil. Add the pastina; stir well, and reduce the heat to maintain a slow simmer. Season with salt and pepper.
  • 3 Simmer, ladling in the broth 1/2 cup at a time as the previous addition is absorbed, and stirring occasionally to prevent the pastina from sticking to the bottom of the pan, until the pasta is about three-fourths done, about 10 minutes. Add the peas and the remaining simmering broth and cook until the peas are tender and the pasta is al dente, about 3 minutes. Remove from the heat and add 1 tablespoon of the butter, the oregano, thyme, Parmesan, and 3 tablespoons of the bacon. Stir well. The consistency should be quite loose, like a thick soup.
  • 4 During the last few minutes of cooking, stir in the carrot juice. Whisk in the remaining 1 tablespoon butter until just melted. Top with remaining bacon.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    670
    (
    Calories from Fat
    190),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    21g
    21%
    (Saturated Fat
    9g,
    9%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    35mg
    35%;
    Sodium
    1790mg
    1790%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    90g
    90%
    (Dietary Fiber
    7g
    7%
      Sugars
    9g
    9%
    ),
    Protein
    30g
    30%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    150%;
    Vitamin C
    10%;
    Calcium
    30%;
    Iron
    25%;
    Exchanges:
    5 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    6
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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