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Scallops and Lemon Parmesan Risotto

with roasted broccoli

Prep & Cook Time: 35-45 min.

Cook Within: 3 days

Difficulty Level: Easy

Spice Level: Not Spicy

Contains: Milk

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In Your Box (serves 2)

  • 8 oz. Scallops
  • 6 oz. Broccoli Florets
  • ¾ cup Arborio Rice
  • 1 Lemon
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    1 oz. Grated Parmesan
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    1 oz. Sour Cream
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    ⅗ oz. Butter
  • 2 tsp. Mirepoix Broth Concentrate
  • 1 Tbsp. Meatloaf Seasoning
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    0.24 oz. Parmesan Cheese Crisps

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Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Cooking Spray
  • 1 Medium Non-Stick Pan
  • 1 Baking Sheet
  • 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

  • If using jumbo shrimp, pat dry and season with a pinch of salt and pepper. Follow same instructions as scallops in Step 5, cooking until shrimp reaches minimum internal temperature, 2-3 minutes per side.

  • If using chicken, pat dry and season with a pinch of salt and pepper Follow same instructions as scallops in Step 5, stirring occasionally until chicken reaches minimum internal temperature, 5-7 minutes.

  1. 1

    Prepare Ingredients and Roast Broccoli

    Halve lemon. Cut one half into wedges and juice the other half.

    Coarsely crush cheese crisps.

    Pat scallops dry, and season both sides with a pinch of pepper. Scallops will vary in amount as they are portioned by weight. Don't worry, the sweet flavor and tender texture will be the same.

    Cut broccoli into bite-sized pieces. Place broccoli on prepared baking sheet and toss with 1 tsp. olive oil and a pinch of salt and pepper. Massage oil into broccoli.

    Spread into a single layer and roast in hot oven until browned and fork-tender, 14-16 minutes.

    While broccoli roasts, start risotto.

  2. 2

    Start the Risotto

    Place another medium pot over medium heat and add 1 tsp. olive oil. Add rice to hot pot and stir occasionally until toasted and opaque, 1-2 minutes.

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

  3. 3

    Finish the Risotto

    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 2 tsp. lemon juice, Parmesan, butter, sour cream, and 1/4 tsp. salt until butter is melted and risotto is creamy. Cover and set aside.

  4. 4

    Cook the Scallops

    Place a medium non-stick pan over medium-high heat and add 1 tsp. olive oil.

    Working in batches if necessary, add scallops to hot pan and cook until scallops reach a minimum internal temperature of 145 degrees, 1-2 minutes per side.

    Remove from burner.

  5. 5

    Finish the Dish

    Plate dish as pictured on front of card, topping risotto with scallops and broccoli. Garnish with cheese crisps and squeeze lemon wedges over to taste. Bon appétit!

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