This zucchini risotto recipe is a delicious way to enjoy the flavors of summer in a classic Italian dish. The creamy and tender Arborio rice pairs perfectly with the grated zucchini, creating a dish that is both hearty and flavorful, and can be served as a main or side dish. Enjoy!
Pour in the Arborio rice and stir frequently for 2 minutes, until it has become toasted with a nutty aroma. Pour in the white wine; stir to de-glaze the pan and scrape up any browned bits on the bottom of pan.
Stir in ½ cup of warmed vegetable broth until completely absorbed into the rice, then add add in another ½ cup and repeat. Continue to add broth ½ cup at a time until it's fully absorbed and the rice is cooked al dente.
Add Parmesan cheese, fresh basil, fresh lemon juice, salt, and black pepper. Serve immediately and garnish with additional fresh basil and lemon zest (if using).
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