Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Old Favorite: Havarti Dill Smoked Salmon Risotto

This was one of our favorite recipes back when I first started Weight Watchers, and in the spirit of my post on my personal blog about wanting to get back into that mindset, I thought I'd post it here even though I don't have photos. And I think I'll make it again soon. After all, it is delicious.

Havarti Dill Smoked Salmon Risotto: Makes 2 servings; 7 WW points per serving

  • 5 1/4 oz milan-style risotto mix, with seasoning packet [Instead of risotto mix, I just use about a cup of risotto rice and cook it in low-sodium chicken broth instead of water, and add spices--lemon pepper, basil, oregano, a couple chili flakes, a bit of onion powder--and a splash of lemon juice to make it flavorful]
  • 2 cups water [or chicken broth--see above]
  • 2 tbsp dill, fresh, chopped
  • 2 oz smoked salmon, diced
  • 1 oz havarti cheese, about a 1/4 cup, grated
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper, or to taste
  • 1 tsp dill, or 2 small sprigs, for garnish
  • In a saucepan combine rice and seasoning mix [or, in my case, all the stuff I mentioned in my parenthetical aside above] with water [or, like I said, chicken broth]. Bring to a boil; cover and simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Stir in dill, salmon, pepper, and Havarti. Cover and let stand 5 minutes.
  • Serve in shallow bowls, garnished with dill sprigs.
The verdict: Well, I suppose this is obvious since it's an old favorite and all, but OMG yum. And plus, it's so easy to make! Seriously, you just dump a bunch of stuff in a pot, wait, and eat. And it is delicious, and the risotto is almost creamy, so it feels like it's much worse for you than it actually is. Bonus!

1 comment:

Kyla Bea said...

You have a recipes blog?!