Fresh Pea Risotto Soup

Fresh Pea Risotto Soup

Published February 22, 2013 | Written by

Published by: Healthline Exclusive

Servings: 4
Total Time: 40 min

Prep Time: 10 min | Cook Time: 30 min


Small grain rice, like Arborio, is often used to make a rich and creamy dish called risotto. By using it in this soup, you'll give the soup a velvety smooth texture.

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: approximately 1 1/3 cups
Calories per serving: 266
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7.3g 11%
Saturated Fat 1.8g 9%
Sodium 471mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 39.0g 13%
Protein 13.0g 18%
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup small-grain rice, such as Arborio or carnaroli
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 4 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 (10 oz.) bag frozen peas
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan

Step by Step:

  1. In a large Dutch oven, sauté onion in hot oil over medium-high heat until translucent, about 3 minutes.
  2. Add garlic and cook 30 seconds. Add rice and cook, stirring constantly, 1 minute.
  3. Stir in wine and cook until wine completely evaporates.
  4. Add broth and bring mixture to a boil.
  5. Reduce heat and simmer until rice is tender, about 20 minutes.
  6. Add peas and cook 5 minutes.
  7. Stir in parsley and remove from heat. Serve topped with a sprinkling of cheese.