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Summer Courgette Risotto

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Ingredients
  Olive oil 1 Tablespoon
  Onion 1 , finely chopped
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), finely chopped
  Ripe tomatoes 3 , roughly chopped
  Carnaroli rice/Other risotto rice 12 Ounce (350 Gram)
  Chopped rosemary 1 Teaspoon
  Vegetable stock 2 3⁄4 Pint (1 1/2 Liters)
  Courgettes 3 , finely diced
  Peas 5 Ounce (Fresh Or Frozen, 140 Gram)
  Basil 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), lightly torn (Large Handful Of)
Directions

MAKING
1. In a large pan heat the oil.
2. Cook the onion and garlic for 5 minutes such that the onion has softened.
3. Cook for 3-4 minutes adding in the tomatoes such that the tomatoes turn soft and pulpy, thereafter add the rice and rosemary.
4. Add in half the stock and let it cook for 10 minutes or such that the liquid has evaporated, stirring from time to time.
5. Put in the rest of the stock and continue to cook for a further 5 minutes.
Mixing in the courgettes and peas let it cook for another 5 minutes or so, stirring such that the rice is tender, even after which the mixture is still a bit saucy.
6. The mixture can be frozen at this stage for up to 1 month.
7. Using plenty of black pepper season and add the basil and stir until wilted.

SERVING
8. Serve the risotto immediately in a deep dish plate.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Stir Fried
Interest: 
Summer
Ingredient: 
Rice
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
25 Minutes
Ready In: 
35 Minutes
Servings: 
2

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