Food Recipes Low-Maintenance Risotto 4.1 (349) 13 Reviews By Kate Merker Kate Merker Kate Merker is the chief food director at Hearst Magazines. She has over two decades of experience producing food content for print and digital publications, including Real Simple. Highlights: * At Real Simple, Kate worked her way up from editorial assistant to senior food editor * Served as food and nutrition director at Woman's Day for seven years * Joined Hearst Magazines as chief food director (2017) Real Simple's Editorial Guidelines Updated on August 29, 2014 Print Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Christopher Baker Hands On Time: 15 mins Total Time: 35 mins Yield: 4 serves Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 3 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 medium onion, finely chopped kosher salt and black pepper 1 cup Arborio rice ½ cup dry white wine 3 ½ cups low-sodium chicken broth, plus more if needed ½ cup grated Parmesan (2 ounces), plus more for serving 2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley Directions Melt 2 tablespoons of the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, 6 to 8 minutes. Add the rice and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Add the wine and simmer until absorbed. Add half the broth (1 ¾ cups) and simmer, stirring once, until absorbed, 8 to 10 minutes. Add the remaining broth and simmer, stirring once, until the rice is tender and creamy, 8 to 10 minutes. (If the rice is not cooked through and the mixture is dry, add more broth and continue to cook until tender.) Stir in the Parmesan and the remaining tablespoon of butter. Sprinkle with the parsley and additional Parmesan, if desired. Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 217 Calories 13g Fat 13g Carbs 11g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Calories 217 % Daily Value * Total Fat 13g 17% Saturated Fat 8g 40% Cholesterol 37mg 12% Sodium 616mg 27% Total Carbohydrate 13g 5% Total Sugars 2g Protein 11g Calcium 213mg 16% *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.