FOOD, My recipes, Uncategorized HOMECOOKED ROAST TOMATO & BASIL RISOTTO 10 January 2007

Realised I had some arborio rice in the pantry cupboard today, so decided to make a Roast Tomato & Basil Risotto, served with Mediterranean Crumbed Fish (frozen food by Birdseye). Risotto famously takes ages to cook, but the actual preparation was dead easy. Plus, the frozen fish was just baked in the oven and went nicely with the risotto – Birdseye is a great brand, the fish tasted fresh and the crumbs were crisp and tasty, plus the salsa sandwiched inbetween was yummy :)~




Homecooked Roast Tomato & Basil Risotto (serves 4)

2 large tomatos
1/2 cup basil leaves, torn
2 garlic cloves, mashed
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, shaved
1/2 onion, chopped
3 tbsp olive oil
1 cup Arborio rice
1/3 cup white wine
3 cups chicken stock, heated

1) Cut tomatoes in half and drizzle cut side with olive oil, salt & pepper. Bake at 180c for 30 mins
2) Add 2tbsp olive oil into pot and cook onions and dry rice for 3 mins until rice becomes translucent
3) Add white wine and stir until absorbed
4) Add chicken stock, 1 cup at a time, stirring constantly until absorbed and rice is cooked
5) Process basil, garlic, 1tbsp olive oil and Parmesan lightly in a blender. Stir into risotto
6) Chop roasted tomatoes roughly and stir into risotto
7) Serve topped with pepper and garnish with fresh Parmesan

24 Comments

  • thefragrantelf posted on January 10, 2007 at 11:13 am

    Yummo!! That risotto looks fab! I love that fish – the spinach and fetta is my fave though.

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    • beverly posted on January 10, 2007 at 8:53 pm

      ooo i’ve never tried the spinach and fetta version, going to look for that this weekend!

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  • tinza posted on January 10, 2007 at 12:33 pm

    Bev you’re such a domestic goddess! Oh my my, that looks so yum..

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    • beverly posted on January 10, 2007 at 8:56 pm

      Aww thanks! It wasn’t too hard to cook which was good 😉

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  • starbucksweetie posted on January 10, 2007 at 4:55 pm

    Yum, that looks great!

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    • beverly posted on January 10, 2007 at 8:56 pm

      I really like the risotto, I hadn’t cooked it in months!

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  • thefragrantelf posted on January 10, 2007 at 11:13 am

    Yummo!! That risotto looks fab! I love that fish – the spinach and fetta is my fave though.

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    • beverly posted on January 10, 2007 at 8:53 pm

      ooo i’ve never tried the spinach and fetta version, going to look for that this weekend!

      Reply
  • tinza posted on January 10, 2007 at 12:33 pm

    Bev you’re such a domestic goddess! Oh my my, that looks so yum..

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    • beverly posted on January 10, 2007 at 8:56 pm

      Aww thanks! It wasn’t too hard to cook which was good 😉

      Reply
  • starbucksweetie posted on January 10, 2007 at 4:55 pm

    Yum, that looks great!

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    • beverly posted on January 10, 2007 at 8:56 pm

      I really like the risotto, I hadn’t cooked it in months!

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  • gingerstardrops posted on January 11, 2007 at 1:18 am

    i lurveee risotto!! gonna try your receipe out!

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    • beverly posted on January 11, 2007 at 6:59 am

      I like it too, esp when it’s creamy and not too sticky.. mmmm

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  • tyeetyuen posted on January 11, 2007 at 1:49 am

    Yum, yum, it looks so good! Risotto is one of my favourite dishes!

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    • beverly posted on January 11, 2007 at 7:01 am

      it’s actually quite easy to make.. it just takes awhile cos you stir in 1 cup of stock at a time!

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  • finding_tricia posted on January 11, 2007 at 7:20 am

    I agree with you that Birdseye’s good, it’s under the big firm Unilever. As usual, the food you whipped up looks yummy! =p

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    • beverly posted on January 11, 2007 at 10:30 am

      I haven’t really had Birdseye stuff… that’s going to change now! 😛

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  • gingerstardrops posted on January 11, 2007 at 1:18 am

    i lurveee risotto!! gonna try your receipe out!

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    • beverly posted on January 11, 2007 at 6:59 am

      I like it too, esp when it’s creamy and not too sticky.. mmmm

      Reply
  • tyeetyuen posted on January 11, 2007 at 1:49 am

    Yum, yum, it looks so good! Risotto is one of my favourite dishes!

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    • beverly posted on January 11, 2007 at 7:01 am

      it’s actually quite easy to make.. it just takes awhile cos you stir in 1 cup of stock at a time!

      Reply
  • finding_tricia posted on January 11, 2007 at 7:20 am

    I agree with you that Birdseye’s good, it’s under the big firm Unilever. As usual, the food you whipped up looks yummy! =p

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    • beverly posted on January 11, 2007 at 10:30 am

      I haven’t really had Birdseye stuff… that’s going to change now! 😛

      Reply

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