Lemon Risotto Recipe Video

Lemon Risotto is rice flavored with lemon juice and lemon rind. This is a simple dish prepared with the arborio rice, sweet peas, Parmesan cheese and chicken broth. Join Chef Gerry Castro as he prepares a wonderful zesty and rich lemon risotto!


Preparation Time20 MinCooking Time30 Min
Ready In50 MinDifficulty LevelMedium
Health IndexAverageServings4
Main IngredientInterest Group


 Extra virgin olive oil4 Tablespoon
 Garlic cloves3 Medium
 Onion1 Medium, chop
 Arborio rice1 Cup (16 tbs)
 White wine vinegar1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Sweet peas1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Butter1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Lemon juice3 Tablespoon
 Chicken broth1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Pepper To Taste
 Parmesan cheese100 Gram

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 628 Calories from Fat 396

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 44 g68.1%

Saturated Fat 19.6 g98.2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 77.5 mg

Sodium 486.2 mg20.3%

Total Carbohydrates 45 g15.1%

Dietary Fiber 1.7 g6.9%

Sugars 6.4 g

Protein 11 g22.1%

Vitamin A 17.6% Vitamin C 18.5%

Calcium 32.2% Iron 3.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1) In a pan, heat the olive oil and saute the onion and garlic.
2) Then add the rice and stir for 2-3 minutes.
3) Add the white wine vineger and mix well.
4) Add the hot chicken broth, sprinkle freshly ground pepper and cook for 5-10 minutes.
5) Add the lemon zest, cook for a while and add the sweet peas and butter and mix well.
6) Grate over the Parmesan cheese and mix well.

7) Plate and serve immediately.