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                       PROSCIUTTO & GREEN PEA RISOTTO
 
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 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Main dish                        Side dish
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1       c            Thinly sliced green onions
      1/4   c            Butter or margarine
      1/2   c            Prosciutto or ham, julienned
    1       c            Uncooked medium grain rice
      1/2   c            Dry white wine
    2       c            Hot chicken broth
    3       c            Hot water
    1       c            Frozen green peas -- thawed
      1/2   c            Heavy cream
      1/2   c            Grated Parmesan cheese
    2       tb           Chopped fresh basil leaves
                         -OR-
    1       t            -Dried basil
      1/4   ts           Ground white pepper
 
   Cook green onions in butter 2 or 3 minutes or until soft in large skillet
   over medium heat. Add prosciutto; cook 1 to 2 minutes more.  Add rice and
   cook 2 to 3 minutes, or until rice is lightly browned.  Add wine; stir
   until absorbed.  Increase heat to medium high; stir in 1 cup broth.
   Continue stirring and adding remaining broth and water, 1 cup at a time,
   allowing each cup to be absorbed before adding another, until rice is
   tender and mixture has a creamy consistency.  It will take approximately
   25 to 30 minutes.  Remove from heat; stir in peas, cream, cheese, basil
   and pepper.  Stir until mixture is creamy.  Serve immediately.
   
   Each serving provides:
   * 348 calories
   * 11.9 g. protein
   * 18.7 g. fat
   * 26.7 g. carbohydrate
   * 1.4 g. dietary fiber
   * 58 mg. cholesterol
   * 876 mg. sodium
   
   Source: The Many Nationalities of Rice
   Reprinted with permission from USA Rice Council
   Electronic format courtesy of Karen Mintzias
  
 
 
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