Slow-Cooked Beef Risotto (4 to 6 Servings)
Total Recipe Time: 2 to 2-1⁄2 hours
- 2 pounds beef for stew, cut into 1 to 1-1⁄2-inch pieces
- 2 cups water
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 package (5.5 to 8 ounces) mushroom or cheese risotto mix
- 1 cup frozen peas
- 1⁄3 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
- Shredded Parmesan cheese (optional)
Combine beef, water and garlic in stockpot; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover tightly and simmer 1-3⁄4 hours.
Stir in contents of risotto mix package omitting butter or oil; continue simmering, covered, 18 to 20 minutes or until rice is tender and beef is fork-tender. Stir in peas; remove from heat. Let stand 5 minutes.
Stir in cheese. Serve with additional cheese, if desired.
This recipe is an excellent source of protein, vitamin B12, selenium and zinc; and a good source of niacin, vitamin B6 and iron.