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Fresh Basil and Tomato Risotto

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A complete meal in itself, the Tomato Risotto with fresh basil is your answer to a quick and easy meal. Highly nutritious you have also catered for your family’s health with the Risotto. Enjoy this wonderful Italian mixture of rich flavors and tastes.
  Chopped plum tomatoes 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Chopped basil 3 Tablespoon (fresh)
  Olive oil 1 Tablespoon
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), minced
  Chicken broth 8 Cup (128 tbs) (can use less if desired)
  Onion 1 Medium, chopped
  Arborio rice 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Dry white wine 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Shredded mozzarella cheese 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
  Freshly ground pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Grated parmesan cheese 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)

Combine the tomatoes, basil, 1 tablespoon olive oil, salt and garlic in a bowl and mix well. Set aside. Bring the chicken broth to a boil in a saucepan. Remove from the heat and cover to keep warm.

Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the onion and saute for 3 minutes or until tender and translucent. Add the rice and cook for 1 minute or until a white dot is visible in the center of each grain, stirring constantly. Stir in the wine and cook for 1 minute or until almost absorbed, stirring constantly. Add 1 cup warm chicken broth and cook until the broth is absorbed, stirring constantly. Add 6 cups broth 1 cup at a time, cooking until the broth is absorbed before adding more and stirring constantly. When 6 cups of broth have been added, add the broth 1/2 cup at a time and test the rice. Rice should be tender but still firm when done. You may not need all 8 cups of broth. The total cooking time should be about 30 minutes.

When the rice tests done, stir in the tomato mixture and cook for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the mozzarella cheese and pepper. Top each serving with Parmesan cheese.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Side Dish
Gourmet, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
25 Minutes
Ready In: 
35 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 519 Calories from Fat 101

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 11 g17.6%

Saturated Fat 4.8 g24%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 23.9 mg8%

Sodium 1982.5 mg82.6%

Total Carbohydrates 86 g28.7%

Dietary Fiber 2.6 g10.5%

Sugars 10.6 g

Protein 12 g24.8%

Vitamin A 30.9% Vitamin C 30.6%

Calcium 25.2% Iron 9.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

1 Comment

Anonymous's picture
Fantastic and so easy! I replaced medium onion with 2 challots and stirred in a teaspoon of butter at the end instead of mozzarella. I also added more parmezan. Delicious!
Fresh Basil And Tomato Risotto Recipe