Lemon Risotto Primavera

Lemon Risotto Primavera

Category: Entertaining

  • Recipe serves 6 servings

  • Prep Time 15 min

  • Cook Time 35 min


  • 4 cups low sodium chicken broth or vegetable broth

  • 3 Tbsp. I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!® Original Spread

  • 1 cup finely chopped sweet onion

  • 1 cup chopped carrots

  • 1 cup thinly sliced cremini mushrooms or white mushrooms

  • 1 cup arborio rice

  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice

  • 1 cup small broccoli florets

  • 1 cup 2-in. pieces asparagus

  • 1/2 cup diagonally sliced snow peas

  • 1/4 tsp. grated lemon peel


  • Heat broth in medium saucepan over high heat just to a simmer. Reduce heat to low and cover.

  • Meanwhile, melt I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!® Spread in large saucepan over medium heat and cook onion, carrots and mushrooms, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes or until tender. Add rice and cook, stirring frequently, 2 minutes. Stir in lemon juice and cook until absorbed, stirring frequently. Stir in hot broth, 1/2 cup at a time, stirring frequently, until all broth is absorbed and rice is creamy, stirring in broccoli, asparagus, snow peas and lemon peel with last 1/2 cup broth. Sprinkle, if desired, with chopped fresh parsley and ground black pepper.

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