Tomato Basil Risotto by thefoodietakesflight | Quick & Easy Recipe | The Feedfeed
Tomato Basil Risotto
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"Tomato and Basil Risotto 🍅- one of my favourite risotto recipes. It’s creamy, comforting, and super satisfying. I honestly love cooking up a risotto even though it can get pretty time consuming with all the time spent mixing and adding broth, but it’s really so rewarding at the end! ✨"
-- @thefoodietakesflight


Recipe Intro From thefoodietakesflight

Think risotto is just for cold weather? This summertime version uses both fresh and sundried tomatoes for a double dose of tomato flavor. Garnish with lots of fresh basil for caprese vibes! Add butter and grated Parmesan cheese at the end, for extra richness.

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Details

Prep time 5mins
Cook time 40mins
Serves or Makes: 2-3

Recipe

  • 3 1/ 2 cups vegetable stock, or more depending on desired doneness
  • 3/ 4 cup uncooked arborio rice
  • 1/ 4 cup chopped red or white onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/ 4 cup dry white wine, optional
  • 1 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 1/ 2 cup chopped sun dried tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon basil, chopped, plus more for topping
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste

Method

  • Step 1

    In a large pan/pot, heat the olive oil. Add in the onions and garlic. Sauté until tender and aromatic.

  • Step 2

    Once cooked, add in the chopped tomatoes. Sauté for 2 minutes. Add in the arborio rice. Coat in the oil-tomato mixture well.

  • Step 3

    Pour in the white wine. Mix until it has been absorbed (the rice will turn a bit creamy).

  • Step 4

    Pour in 1 cup of the stock to the rice. Add in the tomato paste, basil, and sun dried tomatoes.

  • Step 5

    On medium heat, continue to mix frequently until the rice absorbs the stock. Keep stirring until the rice absorbs the liquid.

  • Step 6

    Add another 1/2 cup of the stock. Mix frequently until it is absorbed. Repeat this step every 5 minutes or so.

  • Step 7

    After 25-30 minutes or so, rice should be perfectly cooked and still chewy. Season with salt as needed.

  • Step 8

    If the risotto is a bit dry, feel free to add in 1/4 cup of stock and mix well.

  • Step 9

    Serve and enjoy immediately! Garnish with some chopped basil if desired.

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