Mediterranean Lemon Basil Risotto

Brighten your dinner table with the refreshing taste of Mediterranean Lemon Basil Risotto. This dish is a symphony of flavors that will transport you to the sunny shores of the Mediterranean.

Mediterranean Lemon Basil Risotto

Mediterranean Lemon Basil Risotto


  • 2 cups Arborio rice
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a saucepan, heat the vegetable broth and keep it warm.
  2. In a large skillet, sauté the chopped onion and minced garlic in olive oil until translucent.
  3. Add Arborio rice to the skillet and cook, stirring, until the rice is lightly toasted.
  4. Pour in the white wine and cook until it is mostly absorbed by the rice.
  5. Begin adding the warm vegetable broth, one ladle at a time, stirring frequently. Allow the liquid to be absorbed before adding more.
  6. Continue this process until the rice is creamy and cooked to al dente texture.
  7. Stir in the grated Parmesan, fresh lemon juice, and chopped basil. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Remove from heat, cover, and let it rest for a few minutes before serving.
  9. Garnish with additional basil and a sprinkle of Parmesan before serving.

Prep time: 15 minutes | Cook time: 30 minutes | Total time: 45 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Nutritional Information (per serving):

Calories: 380 | Fat: 12g | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 10g | Fiber: 3g

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