Broccoli Risotto

Farro, Broccoli Parmesan Risotto

Low carb has never been trendier and for all kinds of different reasons. But during National Diabetes Month, we’d be amiss to not recognize the population that really benefits from managing carbohydrate intake. Contrary to what may be popular belief, carbs are okay! It’s about carbohydrate quality (think: whole grains) and portion size.  

Enter FLIK’s low-carb combos. These are dishes that mix a traditional carbohydrate with a low-carb alternative. Think spaghetti noodles mixed with zucchini noodles or farro mixed with riced broccoli, like in this recipe for Farro, Broccoli Parmesan Risotto.

These combinations allow you to enjoy larger portions while keeping overall carbohydrates—and blood sugar—in check. Farro, Broccoli Parmesan Risotto is also sugar free is a colorful addition to any dinner table.  

Want more twists on traditional high-carbohydrate meals? Try our recipe for Cauliflower Fried "Rice"

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Farro, Broccoli Parmesan Risotto

FLIK’s low-carb combos mix a traditional carbohydrate with a low-carb alternative, like in our Farro, Broccoli Parmesan Risotto

Serving size: 1/2 cup, Makes 12 servings


1/2 cup white wine
9 1/2 cups vegetable broth
20 ounces broccoli
3 tablespoons canola oil
1/2 cup chopped yellow onion
3 tablespoons minced garlic
8 ounces dry farro
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
3 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese


  1. In a pot, combine white wine and vegetable broth. Bring up to a simmer. Hold hot while cooking risotto.
  2. Roughly chop broccoli (use all of broccoli: stems and florets).
  3. Place broccoli in a food processor and pulse until it is in pieces the size of rice.
  4. Heat oil in a pan. Sweat onions and garlic until softened.
  5. Add farro. Stir to coat with oil and toast until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  6. Add broth/wine mixture to farro by the ladle full; allowing each bit of liquid to be absorbed before adding more. Continue until almost all liquid has been absorbed.
  7. Stir in broccoli "rice" and cook for 30 seconds. *DO NOT overcook; broccoli cooks quickly.*
  8. Remove risotto from heat and stir in black pepper and parmesan.

Nutrition information per serving: 130 calories, 4 g fat, <1 g saturated fat, 100 mg cholesterol, 19 g carbohydrates, 2 g sugar, 3 g fiber, 15 g protein

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