Meal Kit

Brussels Sprouts and Brown Butter Risotto

with goat cheese and pecans

Prep & Cook Time: 45-55 min.

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Spice Level: Not Spicy

Cook Within: 7 days

Contains: Tree Nuts (Pecans), Milk

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  • Vegetarian

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 a 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. Tip: This recipe has a shallot, which sometimes is rough to mince. Easiest way to mince shallot? Make thin slices lengthwise, then slices across, resulting in minced shallot.

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • 8 oz. Brussels Sprouts
  • ¾ cup Arborio Rice
  • 1 Shallot
  • 1 fl. oz. White Cooking Wine
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    1 oz. Grated Parmesan Cheese
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    1 oz. Butter
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    1 oz. Goat Cheese
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    ½ oz. Pecans
  • 2 tsp. Mirepoix Broth Concentrate
Contains: Sulfites
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Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 Medium Oven-Safe Non-Stick Pan
  • 2 Medium Pots

Before You Cook

Cooking Guidelines

To ensure food safety, the FDA recommends the following as minimum internal cooking temperatures:

  • Steak and Pork 145° F (rest cooked meat, 3 minutes) |
  • Seafood 145° F |
  • Chicken 165° F |
  • Ground Beef 160° F |
  • Ground Turkey 165° F |
  • Ground Pork 160° F

Customize It Instructions

  • Meatlovers! If using protein, cook in a medium non-stick pan over medium heat with 1 tsp. olive oil. If using diced chicken breasts, pat dry and stir occasionally until chicken reaches minimum internal temperature, 5-7 minutes. If using ground beef, break up meat until beef reaches minimum internal temperature, 4-6 minutes. If using Impossible burger, break up until burger reaches a minimum internal temperature of 160 degrees, 4-6 minutes. Add to risotto as desired.

  1. 1

    Prepare the Ingredients

    Trim stems off Brussels sprouts and halve vertically (quarter if larger than a ping-pong ball).

    Peel and mince shallot.

  2. 2

    Cook the Brussels Sprouts and Pecans

    Place a medium oven-safe non-stick pan over medium-high heat and add 2 Tbsp. olive oil. Add Brussels sprouts to hot pan and stir occasionally, 5 minutes.

    Stir in pecans and a pinch of salt. Remove from burner.

    Transfer pan to hot oven. Roast until Brussels sprouts are tender and pecans are toasted, 5-7 minutes.

    Carefully remove from oven. Pan handle will be hot! Use an oven mitt. Cover and set aside.

    While Brussels sprouts and pecans roast, continue recipe.

  3. 3

    Start the Risotto

    Place another medium pot over medium heat. Add butter to hot pot and stir occasionally until butter smells "nutty," turns golden, and brown flecks appear, 1-3 minutes.

    Be alert: Browning happens quickly after butter stops sizzling. Add shallots and stir occasionally until softened, 2-3 minutes.

    Add rice and stir occasionally until rice is toasted and opaque, 1-2 minutes.

    Add wine and stir constantly until almost completely evaporated, 1-2 minutes.

  4. 4

    Finish the Risotto

    Add mirepoix base and 1 cup boiling water from other pot to pot with rice. Rice should just be covered by water. Stir often until nearly all water is absorbed.

    Add 1/2 cup boiling water 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.

    Remove from burner. Stir in Parmesan (reserve a pinch for garnish), 1/2 tsp. salt, and 1/4 tsp. pepper.

  5. 5

    Finish the Dish

    Remove goat cheese from refrigerator.

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

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