Quick and Easy Cheater Risotto

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
15 min 41 min 5
Quick and Easy Cheater Risotto
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2 tbsp Coconut oil
1 small White onion (finely chopped)
2 medium Carrots (peeled and finely shredded)
1 clove(s) Garlic (minced)
1 cup White rice, long-grain, dry
2 cup Chicken broth (stock)
1/4 cup Water (boiling)


Heat oil in pot on medium-low heat.

Cut onion and add to pot. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring frequently.

Add garlic and carrots. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring frequently.

Add rice to pot. Stir and cook for 1 minute.

Add chicken stock and boiling water to pot (if vegetarian, replace with vegetable stock). Stir and bring to a boil.

Reduce heat to low and cook for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. If rice isn't cooked but the liquid is gone, simply add 1/4 cup - 1/2 cup more boiling water and cook it off.

Serve with a sprinkle of parmesan cheese.


This recipe is slightly easier than traditional risotto in that you don't have to keep adding water, you only add the liquid once and cook it until the rice is done.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 214
Calories from fat 59
Calories from saturated fat 44
Total Fat 6.5 g
Saturated Fat 4.8 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.4 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.7 g
Cholesterol 0
Sodium 52 mg
Potassium 228 mg
Total Carbohydrate 35 g
Dietary Fiber 1.6 g
Sugars 2.0 g
Protein 5.0 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Grain 1.0
Vegetables 0.5

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