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Herb Risotto With Sunblushed Tomatoes

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Ingredients
  Chicken stock 700 Milliliter
  Olive oil 1 Tablespoon
  Butter 25 Gram
  Shallot 1 Large
  Garlic clove 1 Medium
  Arborio rice/Risotto rice 125 Gram
  Dry white wine 2 Tablespoon
  Sprig thyme 1 Large
  Flat-leaf parsley 1 Tablespoon
  Chives bunch 1 Small
  Sunblush tomatoes 50 Gram
  Parmesan cheese 40 Gram
  Saffron 1 Pinch
  Sea salt/Pepper 2 Teaspoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Make the stock.
2. Wash the sprig of thyme and add to the stock.
3. Peel and finely dice the shallot.
4. Peel and finely chop the garlic clove.
5. Flake 10g of Parmesan for the garnish.
6. Grate the remaining 30g.
7. Wash, dry and chop the parsley.
8. Wash and dry the chives and cut them into approx 1cm lengths, leaving a few for garnish.
9. Roughly chop the tomatoes.
10. Weigh all the ingredients.

MAKING
11. Pour the stock into a saucepan, bring to the boil, turn down and simmer gently.
12. Gently heat a heavy-bottom saucepan and add the butter and olive oil.
13. When the butter has melted, add the shallots and garlic and cook for a few moments without coloring.
14. Add the rice and cook for a further few moments, stirring well to ensure that all the grains are coated in the oil.
15. Turn up the heat, add the wine and cook until all the wine has evaporated.
16. Turn down the heat again to a medium temperature.
17. Slowly add the simmering stock a ladle-full at a time, adding the next ladle-full when the last one has almost been absorbed into the rice taking your time when adding the stock and stirring the risotto.

FINALIZING
18. About half way through making the herb risotto, add the pinch of saffron.
19. When the herb risotto is creamy in texture and the rice has retained a little firmness to the bite,season to taste.
20. Just before serving the herb risotto, add the tomatoes, chives, parsley (leave a pinch for the garnish) and about ΒΌ of the grated Parmesan (put the remaining Parmesan into a dish with a spoon and people can help themselves if they wish to add extra cheese).

SERVING
21. Spoon the herb risotto into small warm bowls and garnish with the flaked Parmesan, a few lengths of chives and parsley.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Main Dish
Taste: 
Savory
Method: 
Simmering
Dish: 
Risotto
Ingredient: 
Arborio Rice
Interest: 
Gourmet
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
45 Minutes
Ready In: 
65 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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