Brussels & Brown Butter Risotto

with goat cheese and pecans

Prep & Cook Time: 35-45 min.

Cook Within: 7 days

Difficulty Level: Expert

Spice Level: Not Spicy

Contains: Milk, Tree Nuts

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When the temperatures are falling outside, you can count on this hearty, creamy risotto to lift your spirits inside and out. No need to be intimidated by this iconic Italian import - a trusty wooden spoon and good stirrin' hand are all you need to make this rich, tender rice dish. In our version, the nutty aroma of browned butter is suffused throughout the rice, and roasted Brussels sprouts and pecans top it off. Studded with tangy goat cheese crumbles, this is just the meal to melt away the winter blahs.

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • Info
    1 oz. Grated Parmesan
  • 1 Shallot
  • 8 oz. Brussels Sprouts
  • ¼ oz. Parsley
  • 2 tsp. Mirepoix Base
  • Info
    ½ oz. Pecans
  • Info
    1 oz. Butter
  • ¾ cup Arborio Rice
  • 1 fl. oz. White Cooking Wine
  • Info
    1 oz. Goat Cheese

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Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 Small Pot
  • 1 Medium Oven-Safe Non-Stick Pan
  • 1 Medium Pot

Before You Cook

  • Step 1 - Prepare Ingredients and Make Broth

    Prepare Ingredients and Make Broth

    Peel and mince shallot. Trim bottoms off Brussels sprouts and halve. (Quarter if larger than a ping-pong ball). Stem and coarsely chop parsley. Combine mirepoix base with 4 cups water in a small pot and place over medium-high heat. When it begins to steam (but before it simmers), reduce heat to low.

  • Step 2 - Cook the Brussels Sprouts and Pecans

    Cook the Brussels Sprouts and Pecans

    Heat 2 Tbsp. olive oil in a medium oven-safe non-stick pan over medium-high heat. Add Brussels sprouts to hot pan and stir occasionally, 5 minutes. Stir in pecans and a pinch of salt and place pan in hot oven. Roast until Brussels are tender and pecans toasted, 5-7 minutes. Carefully, remove to a plate, tent with foil, and set aside.

  • Step 3 - Brown Butter and Toast Rice

    Brown Butter and Toast Rice

    Place a medium pot over medium heat. Add butter and cook until it browns and begins to smell nutty, 1-3 minutes. Be alert: Browning happens quickly after butter stops sizzling. Add shallot and cook until softened, 2 minutes. Add Arborio rice and toast until rice grains appear pearly and a little golden, 2 minutes. Add white wine and stir constantly until almost completely evaporated, 1 minute.

  • Step 4 - Begin the Risotto

    Begin the Risotto

    Add 1 cup water-mirepoix base to pot with rice. Rice should just be covered by water. Stir often until nearly all water is absorbed. Add ½ cup water-mirepoix base and stir often again until nearly all water is absorbed. Repeat this process, stirring often, 18-20 minutes. Taste risotto as you cook, checking for tenderness. When rice has no more “bite” or crunch, it's done. There may be water left. If more water is needed, use hot water. Remove finished risotto from burner. Stir in Parmesan (reserve a pinch for garnish), parsley, ½ tsp. salt, and ¼ tsp. pepper. If risotto is too stiff, add ¼ cup remaining broth (or hot water if no broth remains) to loosen.

  • Step 5 - Finish the Risotto

    Finish the Risotto

    Plate dish as pictured on front of card, placing Brussels sprouts and pecans on top of risotto and garnishing with reserved Parmesan and goat cheese (crumbling with your hands if needed). Bon appétit!

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