Hearts of Palm Risotto

    55 min

    This is a heavenly vegetarian risotto with deliciously different hearts of palm as the star of the show. Palm hearts actually come from the inner core and growing bud of some palm trees, and are available tinned in the UK.

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    Serves: 2 

    • 1 tablespoon butter
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 1 small onion, finely chopped
    • 150g Arborio rice
    • 60ml dry white wine
    • 700ml boiling vegetable stock
    • 75g sliced hearts of palm
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • 4 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
    • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
    • 1 tablespoon butter

    Prep:25min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:55min 

    1. Heat 1 tablespoon of butter and olive oil in a large, heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the onion; cook and stir until it begins to turn golden brown at the edges, about 2 minutes. Pour in the rice, and stir until the rice is coated in oil and has started to toast, 2 to 3 minutes. Reduce the heat to medium and stir in the white wine. Let it cook until it has mostly evaporated, then stir in one-third of the boiling vegetable stock; continue stirring until incorporated. Repeat this process twice more, stirring constantly. Incorporating the stock should take 15 to 20 minutes in all.
    2. When the rice is mostly tender, but still has a very slight crunch, stir in the hearts of palm and season with salt and pepper. Cook for another minute to heat through then stir in Parmesan, parsley and butter, and serve immediately.

    Hearts of palm

    Hearts of palm are available tinned. Green Giant is a popular brand.

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    Sensational! This recipe rocks! I got some help from a friend that says you can never stop stirring. I don't need to go to health club because my arms are so toned now. Used Artichoke hearts instead of hearts of palm.  -  02 Feb 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    The end product was outstanding despite not having the perfect ingredients or being able to follow the directions exactly. Used long grain white rice(one less cup of water and chicken base), no broth, and put the palm in with the onions(oops!). served with chicken and asparagus stir fry.  -  13 Feb 2012  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    My toddlers loved it! I replaced, of course, the wine with more broth, and the broth was very light to avoid salt. A good way of making them eat hearts of palm, something unusual, and help them open up to a new taste.  -  13 Feb 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)