Mexican Fiesta Risotto

Lindsay V

By
@SchnoodleSoup

A fiesta...for your taste buds.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
4
Prep:
5 Min
Cook:
30 Min

Ingredients

1 c
arborio rice
1/2 c
chopped onion
2 Tbsp
butter
3 c
chicken broth
1 can(s)
(15 oz.) black beans, rinsed and drained
1 c
mexican blend cheese (colby jack or pepper jack would work too)
1 c
frozen corn
1
bell pepper, chopped and deseeded (any color will do)
1/3 c
cilantro, chopped
2 Tbsp
canola oil
1 1/2 Tbsp
cumin
2 tsp
chili powder
1/2 tsp
minced garlic
juice of 1 lime
salt & pepper
cooking spray

Step-By-Step

1Coat a small saucepan with cooking spray and sauté peppers. After about 5 minutes, add the corn and season with salt and pepper. I like to cook the peppers until they’re slightly charred to resemble veggies you’d receive with fajitas.
2Meanwhile, in a medium sauce pot, cook onion on medium heat with the butter. When the onion becomes fragrant, add the Arborio rice. Stir for 2 minutes. Add in 1 cup of chicken broth. Allow the rice to completely absorb the chicken broth before adding the next cup. Follow this same rule before adding the third and final cup of broth. The final result should be very creamy.
3As your rice is cooking, mix together the canola oil, cumin, chili powder, garlic and lime juice in a small bowl. Set aside.
4Once rice is cooked, mix in beans, cheese, pepper, corn and cilantro in a large bowl.
5Add the dressing and stir until evenly distributed. Season with more salt and pepper if desired.
6Add the dressing and stir until evenly distributed. Season with more salt and pepper if desired.