Fabulous Pea Risotto Recipe

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Of course fresh peas would make this even better, the frozen peas are still delicious. The creamy risotto and the pop of the peas, not to mention the bright color of this side dish, will brighten up your plate.
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  • 1 can chicken broth
  • 2 1/4 cups water
  • 1 pound frozen peas
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cups rice
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
In 2-quart covered saucepan, heat chicken broth and water to boiling on High.

Meanwhile, in large microwave-safe bowl, place peas and 2 tablespoons broth mixture; cover with vented plastic wrap and microwave on High for 4 minutes.

In blender, combine 1 1/2 cups peas and 1/4 cup hot broth mixture. Remove center part of blender top; cover blender and blend peas and broth mixture until pureed. Set remaining peas aside.

In microwave-safe 4-quart bowl, combine olive oil and rice. Cook, uncovered, in microwave on High for 1 minute. Stir in remaining hot broth mixture; cover bowl with vented plastic wrap and cook in microwave on Medium for 10 minutes, stirring once halfway through cooking.

Stir in pea puree; cover with vented plastic wrap and cook on Medium for 8 minutes longer or until most of liquid is absorbed.

Stir in Parmesan, salt, pepper and remaining peas. Garnish with more Parmesan cheese, if desired.

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"Great way to get the little ones to eat their peas! And the color this adds to the plate is beautiful."
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