Sweet, crunchy kernels of cornare a good source of cholesterol-lowering fiber, which also aids digestion, and they’re higher in antioxidants than fellow grains like oats, wheat, and rice. In this recipe, hearty short-grain brown rice is cooked risotto-style with fresh corn, resulting in a creamy, satiating main that will please vegetarians and omnivores alike.

Martha Stewart Living, July/August 2020


Credit: Kate Sears

Recipe Summary

30 mins
1 hr 35 mins


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  • In a large saucepan, bring vegetable stock and 2 cups water to a simmer over medium heat. Meanwhile, heat oil in a medium pot over medium. Add onion and cook, stirring, until softened, 6 to 8 minutes. Add rice and cook, stirring, until toasted, 1 minute.

  • Stir in wine and cook until evaporated, about 2 minutes. Add 2 cups stock mixture and bring to a simmer. Cook, stirring occasionally, until liquid is almost absorbed, about 20 minutes.

  • Continue to add more stock mixture 1/2 cup at a time, stirring occasionally, until rice is tender and creamy, 35 to 40 minutes. Add corn and cook until tender, about 5 minutes, adding more stock mixture as needed to maintain a loose and creamy consistency.

  • Stir in Parmigiano and basil and season with salt and pepper to taste. Spoon into bowls and garnish with more basil before serving.