Vegetable Risotto


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil - divided
  • 1 medium zucchini - cubed
  • 1 medium yellow summer squash - cubed
  • 1 cup shiitake mushroom slices
  • 1 cup chopped onions
  • 1 clove garlic - minced
  • 6 plum tomatoes - quartered and seeded
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
  • 3 cups vegetable stock
  • 3/4 cup arborio rice
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas - thawed


Heat 1 tablespoon oil in large saucepan over medium heat until hot. Add zucchini and summer squash; cook and stir 5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Place in medium bowl; set aside.

Add mushrooms, onions and garlic to saucepan; cook and stir 5 minutes or until tender. Add tomatoes and oregano; cook and stir 2 to 3 minutes or until tomatoes are soft. Place in bowl with zucchini mixture. Wipe saucepan clean with paper towels.

Place stock in small saucepan; bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat to medium-low to keep stock hot, but not boiling.

Meanwhile, heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil in saucepan over medium heat until hot. Add rice; cook and stir 2 minutes.

Using a ladle or measuring cup, add 3/4 cup stock to rice. Reduce heat to medium-low, maintaining a simmer. Cook and stir until rice has absorbed stock.

Repeat, adding stock 3 more times, cooking and stirring until rice has absorbed stock. (Total cooking time of rice will be about 20 to 25 minutes.)

Stir cheese into rice mixture. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Stir in reserved vegetables and peas; cook until heated through.

Serve immediately. Garnish, if desired.

Recipe Health Review:

How Healthy is the Vegetable Risotto Recipe?

Recipe makes: 5 servings.

Healthy eating information for 1 serving(s):

Watchful Nutrition
Calories: 334
Carbohydrates: 56
Total Fat: 9
Saturated Fat: 2
Cholesterol: 4
Sodium: 752
Good for You
Fiber: 7
Protein: 9
Weight Watchers
Points: 7