Risotto by Tarla Dalal

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Jan. 22, 2014

Vegetable risotto is a very easy and a delicious recipe. . . Actual risotto is made using arboria rice but you can also use basmati rice, it taste the same. . . This rice preparation is cheesy, colorful and fun to eat. . Serve it with garlic bread. .


Butter 2 Tablespoon
Finely chopped onion 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Finely chopped capsicum 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) (colored)
Boiled long grain rice 1 1/2 Cup (24 tbs) (basmati)
Milk 1 1/4 Cup (20 tbs)
Fresh cream 3 Tablespoon
Salt and ground black pepper To Taste
Grated processed cheese 3/4 Cup (12 tbs) , divided



1. In a non-stick pan, heat butter, add onion and sauté over medium flame for 1-2 minutes or until translucent.

2. Add capsicum and sauté for 1-2 minutes.

3. Add rice, milk, cream, salt, pepper and ¼ cup of cheese. Stir occasionally using potato masher and cook over medium flame for 3-4 minutes.

4. In a baking dish, transfer the mixture, spread evenly, and sprinkle the remaining 1/2 cup of cheese on top.

5. Preheat oven to 200 degree C or 400 degree F.


6. Pop the dish in oven and bake for 10-15 minutes.


7. Serve immediately.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 25 Minutes
Ready In: 25 Minutes
Servings: 3

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 373Calories from Fat 172

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 19 g29.2%

Saturated Fat 12 g60%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 620 mg25.83%

Total Carbohydrates 38 g12.7%

Dietary Fiber 2 g8%

Sugars 11 g

Protein 12 g24%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet