Ground Beef Risotto

Ground Beef Risotto

Rice is twice as nice in this recipe—it’s a side and main dish in one!

Prep Time

35

Minutes

Total Time

35

Minutes

Makes

4

servings

1
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1
small onion, chopped (1/4 cup)
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1
cup uncooked Arborio or regular long-grain white rice
3 1/2
cups Progresso® beef flavored broth (from 32-oz carton)
1/2
cup shredded carrot
1/2
cup shredded fresh Parmesan cheese
3
tablespoons chopped fresh chives
  1. In 12-inch nonstick skillet, cook beef, onion, garlic and pepper over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until beef is thoroughly cooked; drain if desired. Stir in rice; cook 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
  2. Stir in broth; heat to boiling. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cover; simmer 10 minutes.
  3. Stir in carrot. Cook uncovered 5 to 7 minutes longer or until liquid is absorbed.
  4. Remove skillet from heat. Stir in cheese. Cover; let stand 3 minutes. Sprinkle with chives.
Makes 4 servings (1 3/4 cups each)
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
If you use regular long-grain white rice instead of the Arborio rice, the finished dish will be less creamy with more separate, distinct rice grains. The reason: regular white rice doesn't contain as much starch as Arborio rice does.
Serve this meaty risotto with a Caesar salad and French bread for an easy weeknight meal.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 460
    • (Calories from Fat 150),
  • Total Fat 17g
    • (Saturated Fat 7g,
    • Trans Fat 1g),
  • Cholesterol 80mg;
  • Sodium 1140mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 44g
    • (Dietary Fiber 1g,
    • Sugars 2g),
  • Protein 31g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 2 1/2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 0 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 3;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.