Need a gluten free side dish? Risotto Primavera could be an awesome recipe to try. One portion of this dish contains approximately 9g of protein, 6g of fat, and a total of 281 calories. This recipe serves 6. Head to the store and pick up arborio rice, water, olive oil, and a few other things to make it today. It is a reasonably priced recipe for fans of Mediterranean food. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes approximately 45 minutes.
Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
Add asparagus and next 4 ingredients; saut 10 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender. Set aside; keep warm.
Bring water and broth to a simmer in a medium saucepan (do not boil). Keep warm over low heat.
Melt butter in a large Dutch oven over medium heat.
Add leek; cook 4 minutes or until tender, stirring frequently.
Add rice; cook 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Stir in 1 1/2 cups broth mixture; cook 4 minutes or until liquid is nearly absorbed, stirring constantly.
Add remaining broth mixture, 1/2 cup at a time, stirring constantly until each portion of broth is absorbed before adding the next (about 20 minutes total). Stir in 1/4 cup cheese and thyme.
Top risotto with vegetables; sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup cheese.